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What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship training is a structured system of supervised training leading to certification in one of Saskatchewan’s designated trades.

Apprentices spent approximately 85% of the time working on the job, learning the knowledge and skills associated with a trade from a certified journeyperson. The remaining time is spent in theoretical and technical in-school training, which reinforces and expands on what is learned on the job.

Apprentices receive a broad range of trade experience on the work site. Technical training usually takes place at an institute for a period of six to twelve weeks each year. Recent initiatives have addressed flexible, innovative and timely training options.

Once an employer decides to train an individual as an apprentice, a contract of apprenticeship is signed by the apprentice, the employer, and Sask Apprenticeship. Apprenticeship training ranges from two to five years depending on the trade. Once apprentices complete the final level of training, they are eligible to write the journeyperson examination.

There are over 40 designated trades and 20 subtrades in Saskatchewan.

What are the steps to becoming an apprentice?
  1. Find an employer willing to provide the necessary on-the-job training and supervision.
  2. Sign an apprenticeship contract with the employer and register it with the SATCC. (See Applications & Forms)
  3. Work and learn on the job for the required period of time.
  4. Submit your hours of work – trade time – to the SATCC every few months.
  5. When notified by the SATCC, attend technical training for the required number of weeks each year.
  6. Pass your technical training.
  7. Upon successfully completing the apprenticeship program and passing the certification exams, the apprentice receives a Certificate of Completion of Apprenticeship and a Journeyperson Certificate of Qualification.

Congratulations, you are a professional journeyperson now!

For more information, see: What is Apprenticeship? and Entrance Requirements for Apprenticeship

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Congratulations to the 100 recipients of the 2021 SYA Industry Scholarship! The recipients have worked hard to complete the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship program throughout high school and are passionate about pursuing careers in the skilled trades. Well done!

For a list of all the winners: www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2021/june/18/saskatchewan-youth-apprenticeship-indu...
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Congratulations to the 100 recipients of the 2021 SYA Industry Scholarship! The recipients have worked hard to complete the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship program throughout high school and are passionate about pursuing careers in the skilled trades. Well done!

For a list of all the winners: https://www.saskatchewan.ca/government/news-and-media/2021/june/18/saskatchewan-youth-apprenticeship-industry-scholarships-awarded-to-high-school-graduates

Timeline PhotosReminder: Saskatchewan students studying in the province are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.

Canadian students will be required to provide their provincial/territorial health number when booking. International students will not be required to provide a health card number, but can instead use a different form of ID.

Visit www.studyinsask.ca for more information specific to vaccines for post-secondary students. Stay up-to-date with the most recent COVID-19 information on the www.stickittocovid.ca website.

Check vaccine wait times for drive-thru and walk-in vaccine sites here: www.saskhealthauthority.ca/news/service-alerts-emergency-events/Pages/COVID-19-Vaccine-Drive-Thru...
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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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