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




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.


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.”


– Janet Uchacz-Hart


Our Programs

Cardboard Boat Race
Contact Conference
Power Engineering Program
Health Link
Newcomer Youth Education Program
Power Engineering Program
Skills Bootcamp
Spotlight on Careers
Summer Youth Internship Program


Upcoming Events & Activities



Entrepreneur Career Pathwats Panel

Hear from local Entrepreneurs discuss their career paths



Business & Finance Career Pathways Panel

Features representatives from Edwards School of Business, industry professionals, and current students sharing their education and career journeys.  



Business Case Prep Workshop

The aim is to guide students through the construction of business case presentation in the style of a case competition. Students will be able to understand the topic selected, analyze a case, prepare, and deliver a case presentation. This project also applies to Financial Literacy courses through a personal finance case option.



Our News & Announcements


Supporting Students in Schools as a RAP Worker

Supporting Students in Schools as a RAP Worker

Thank-you Teresa Michayluk - Walter Murray Collegiate, Megan Mitchel - Tommy Douglas Collegiate, Shauna Kennon - Mount Royal Collegiate, Brittney McFadden - Bedford Road Collegiate, RAP workers with Saskatoon Public Schools for this blog. What is RAP? Well, we like to...

Wrapping up a Whirlwind Year at the SIEC

Wrapping up a Whirlwind Year at the SIEC

If you would have told us last year what the past few months would look like, we would have never believed you. Here we are at the end of 2020, and like everyone else we have had to adapt how we offer our programs—especially so we can support teachers and students...


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.