Saskatoon Industry Education Council

Youth Career Exploration

The Saskatoon Industry-Education Council (SIEC) is a bridge between Saskatchewan’s career opportunities and Saskatoon area youth. Through a partnership among business, K-12 and post-secondary schools, unique hands-on career exploration events and programs are designed and delivered to students, helping them find a career that connects their passion and natural talents with current and future workforce needs.

About SIEC

Get Involved

Would you like to volunteer to be a mentor for students participating in Connected? Or are you a business who wants to host participants in our Spotlight on Careers?

Maybe you’re an educator who is interested in how SIEC can enhance your career development curriculum?

Contact us, we’d like to meet you.

Campus: 441 Witney Ave. N. Saskatoon, SK  S7L 3M6

Telephone: (306) 683-7773

Email: admin@saskatooniec.ca

 

Programs

SIEC has a variety of career programming, and due to the COVID 19 pandemic, some of that programming looks a bit different for the time being.

Our team is busy working on modifying the ways programming is delivered where we can. Some of our programming is still available to schools and is continuing to run without interruption.

SIEC 2021

Program Information

SIEC runs a variety of programs that connect youth with career exploration opportunities. We worked with over 30,000 youth in the last year alone, 1,600 businesses and post-secondary representatives, and more than 1,000 educators and career practitioners.

Saskatoon Industry Education Council Programs
Cardboard Boat Race Challenge

This highly popular project introduces grade 8 students to the concepts of Structure and Design, through an integrated unit encompassing learning outcomes from Math, Science, English Language Arts, Career Education, and PAA-Design Studies in a fun and meaningful way as students design, build, and then race cardboard boats.

Spotlight on Careers

Students in grades 11 and 12 experience industry and educational opportunities in a field of interest, visiting job sites and post-secondary facilities.

Digitized

Students in grades 11 and 12 explore careers in information technology through hands-on training, seminars, and workshops with the U of S Computer Science Department and international industry experts.

A Word

From Our Executive Director

“We can all agree that there is no issue more vital to the future of Saskatchewan business than workforce development. If we strive for a world-class economy, we require leading-edge employees and the very best entrepreneurs.

Yet, Canada’s approach to enriching this talent pool has been piecemeal at best. Interprovincial labour mobility remains stagnant, the average age of an indentured apprentice still hovers in the late-20s (resulting in nearly a decade of lost productivity), and immigration? We won’t even get into that.

Instead, our shared prosperity hinges on the ability to better nurture our workforce from within. And, to get there, we need a comprehensive youth-industry education strategy.”

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– Janet Uchacz-Hart

SIEC

Our Programs

Cardboard Boat Race
Connected
Contact Conference
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Digitized
Power Engineering Program
Health Link
ManuQuest
Connected
Newcomer Youth Education Program
Power Engineering Program
Relevance
Safety@Work
SaskCode
Skills Bootcamp
Spotlight on Careers
Summer Youth Internship Program

Calendar

Upcoming Events & Activities

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March

Police & RCMP Career Pathways Panel

Hear from Saskatoon City Police and The Royal Canadian Mounted Police on their career journeys.

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March

Fire & Paramedic Career Pathways Panel

Features representatives from Saskatoon Fire Department and Medavie health services discussing their career pathways

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April

EmployABILITY: Interview Skills

Learn tips for completing interviews both in person/virtual.  Ask questions and sign up for mock intrviews.

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Blog

Our News & Announcements

 

What being a Firefighter is to me

What being a Firefighter is to me

Thank you, Shannon Robert with the Saskatoon Fire Department for providing this blog. When you close your eyes and imagine a firefighter, what do you see?  Most likely, a brawny man running into a burning building to save someone. Although not inaccurate, we are, in...

Passionate Consistency

Passionate Consistency

Thank-you to a Grade 10 student from Bedford Road Collegiate for her contribution to SIEC Speaks wth this blog. How many times have you felt burdened by the extensive expectations of family, friends, peers, outsiders or society? Do you feel trapped to choose only...

Relevance

Relevance is an annual magazine providing career and labour market information for Saskatchewan youth.

Click the image on the left for our latest issue. Click here to access the facilitator guide and past issues.