Saskatoon Industry Education CouncilYouth 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.
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 runs a variety of programs that connect youth with career exploration opportunitie. 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.
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
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
Upcoming Events & Activities
Mind your Money: An intro to the Psychology of Spending
Hear from the Credit Counselling Society about how marketing strategies impact our spending and what consumers can do to make wise spending choices.
Occupational & Physical Therapy Career Pathways Panel
Hear from industry professionals and current students sharing their career journeys. This live event will include the opportunity for a Q & A for parents, students and teachers.
Spotlight on Mental Heath & Addictions
Hear from Saskatchewan Health Authority about careers in Mental Health and Addictions and learn positive mental health stratagies.
Our News & Announcements
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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.