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 2020

Program Information

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.

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



Gairdner Foundation Presentation

The Saskatoon Industry Education Council and Gairdner Foundation invite you to join in on our virtual Spotlight on Careers event exploring careers in Science & Technology.



Our News & Announcements


Summer Youth Internship Program Success

Summer Youth Internship Program Success

At the SIEC, when we think summer, we don’t necessarily think of summer vacation, beaches, and road trips. We tie summer to job placements, apprenticeship hours, and high school credits—in fewer words, our Summer Youth Internship Program (SYIP).  One of our favourite...

SIEC Website Gets a Refresh

SIEC Website Gets a Refresh

Time for a fresh new look with our website refresh! To say the least, people in Saskatchewan have been rapidly adapting to changes over the last few months, and our team at the Saskatoon Industry Education Council (SIEC) is no different.Speaking of changes, welcome to...


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.