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 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.
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
Police & RCMP Career Pathways Panel
Hear from Saskatoon City Police and The Royal Canadian Mounted Police on their career journeys.
Fire & Paramedic Career Pathways Panel
Features representatives from Saskatoon Fire Department and Medavie health services discussing their career pathways
EmployABILITY: Interview Skills
Learn tips for completing interviews both in person/virtual. Ask questions and sign up for mock intrviews.
Our News & Announcements
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...
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...
At the SIEC, we believe that students enhance their transition to a successful career journey when they leave high school as financially literate and financially capable individuals. Students should not only understand financial concepts, but they should be able 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.