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Best Practices For Employers

  • Encourage training at all levels
  • Review Apprenticeship: A Guide for Employers
  • Encourage journeypersons to upgrade training
  • Review Journeyperson As Trainer
  • Prepare the journeyperson to be a mentor – refer to the On-the-Job Training Guide, which can be found on the appropriate trade page through Designated Trades
  • Allow time for instruction while minimizing productivity losses
  • Recognize and reward excellence
  • Review general apprenticeship information under the Pamphlets page
  • Five Reasons to Hire and Train an Apprentice
  • The Skilled Trades Network is a national centralized resource and community for employers and apprentices in the skilled trades. Access information about training programs and financial supports. Obtain practical tips and strategies, network and share your experiences with others.
  • The apprentice is paid a percentage of the current journeyperson wage rate. The percentage generally increases as the apprentice proceeds through the program
  • Display training certificates
  • Provide fair and equitable treatment to all employees
  • Help apprentices and journeypersons to understand your business objectives and your expectations of them
  • Demonstrate a good work ethic

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Sask Apprenticeship

For over two years, Sam has been meeting with high school students and teachers to talk about career opportunities in the skilled trades. In her role as an SYA Program Consultant, Sam loves that no two weeks are ever the same, and that it's NEVER boring! ... See MoreSee Less

For over two years, Sam has been meeting with high school students and teachers to talk about career opportunities in the skilled trades. In her role as an SYA Program Consultant, Sam loves that no two weeks are ever the same, and that its NEVER boring!

Glynn has been an SYA Program Consultant for almost two years. He loves helping students discover what they're passionate about. His advice for students who are unsure of their career choices: "Don’t get stuck on 'what job do you want?' Start with 'what do you love to do?' and keep in mind that it's okay to change." ... See MoreSee Less

Glynn has been an SYA Program Consultant for almost two years. He loves helping students discover what theyre passionate about. His advice for students who are unsure of their career choices: Don’t get stuck on what job do you want? Start with what do you love to do? and keep in mind that its okay to change.
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saskatchewan youth apprenticeship (sya)

The Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) program gives high school students the opportunity to learn more about skilled trades career pathways and gain a head start on their skilled trades career, should they register as an apprentice after graduation.
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