Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
2140 Hamilton Street
Regina, SK
S4P 2E3

Phone: (306) 787-2444
Fax: (306) 787-5105
Fax (Finance): (306) 798-5050
Toll Free: 1-877-363-0536
Email: apprenticeship@gov.sk.ca

SYA TEACHER RESOURCES


High School (SYA)

SYA encourages young people to explore opportunities in the skilled trades through research and hands-on learning. As the SYA Champion for your school, you are responsible for registering students, administering SYA challenges, tracking students’ progress and reporting on their completion. Follow the steps below to get started!

You can also find everything you need—including the information listed below and answers to frequently asked questions—in the Teachers' Package.

Teachers' Package – Online Printable Document
SYA Poster – PDF
SYA Brochure – PDF

1. Register Your School

Register your school in the SYA program by completing the School Enrolment Request Form and sending it to the SYA Coordinator at youthapprenticeship@gov.sk.ca. You will only need to register your school once.

School Enrolment Request Form – Online or Printable

2. Register Students

Register students in the SYA program by completing the SYA Contract and sending it to the SYA Coordinator at youthapprenticeship@gov.sk.ca.

SYA Contract – Online or Printable

3. Administer Challenges & Track Progress

Administer and help students complete the three levels (12 challenges) of SYA, and track their progress using the SYA Passport.

SYA Challenges – PDF
SYA Passport – Printable Passport
SYA Challenge Supports:
Apprenticeship Terminology List and Quiz
Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC)

4. Report

Once students have completed all three levels of SYA, you must request completion certificates by submitting Student Enrolment Tracking Forms to SATCC 4-6 weeks prior to Grade 12 graduation. Email the completed Excel or PDF forms to the SYA Coordinator at youthapprenticeship@gov.sk.ca, or fill out and submit the online form.

Student Enrolment Tracking Forms: Excel, PDF or Online

MIDDLE YEARS LESSON PLAN (NOT A REQUIREMENT OF SYA)

The resources below are not part of SYA, but they can be used to help students in Grades 7-9 develop an interest in the skilled trades before entering high school. These lessons were developed in partnership by the Prairie South School Division, the Saskatchewan Construction Association, the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, the Saskatchewan Ministry of Education, Trade Up Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association and Westridge Construction Ltd.

  1. Introduction – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Feb 2016
  2. Lesson 1 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Feb 2016
  3. Lesson 1 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Middle Years Terminology
  4. Lesson 1 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_What is Apprenticeship brochure
  5. Lesson 2 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Feb 2016
  6. Lesson 2 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_An Educator’s Guide to a Career in the Skilled Trades
  7. Lesson 3 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Feb 2016
  8. Lesson 3 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Essential Skills – PowerPoint
  9. Lesson 4 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Feb 2016
  10. Lesson 5 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Feb 2016
  11. Lesson 6 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Feb 2016
  12. Lesson 6 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Wall Blueprints with No Measurements
  13. Lesson 7 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Basic Blueprint Theory
  14. Lesson 7 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Intro to Blueprint Reading – PowerPoint
  15. Lesson 7 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Essential Skills Activities for Trades (Basic Blueprint Theory)
  16. Lesson 8 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Feb 2016
  17. Lesson 8 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Wall Blueprints with Imperial Measurements
  18. Lesson 9 – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Career Pathway Scavenger Hunt
  19. Additional Lessons – Introduction to the Skilled Trades_Feb 2016

This teachers' kit aligns with Middle Level Practical and Applied Arts course requirements. For more information, please contact youthapprenticeship@gov.sk.ca or call 306-787-2368.

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