November 2020

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SIEC 2020

Spotlight on Manufacturing & Mining

The Saskatoon Industry Education Council is excited to announce our Spotlight on Careers in Manufacturing & Mining. We will host live events, share industry interviews and tours, and provide hands-on lab activities for students and teachers.

Spotlight on Computer Science Hans-on Coding

Manufacturing & Mining

Monday, November 23 – Friday, November 27

Wednesday, November 25

Engineering Career Panel

  • The panel will feature a representative from the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Engineering, a post-secondary student and industry professionals sharing their education and career journey
  • Opportunity for student, parent and teacher Q & A. 

Friday, November 27

LIVE Virtual Scavanger Hunt (10:00 & 1:30pm)

  • Race through local manufacturing facilities (virtually) to learn about the inner workings of manufacturing facilities that develop products for all over the world.  You will also have a chance to win great prizes.
  • To participate, click here.  REMINDER: scavenger hunt is not live until 10:00am & 1:30pm

Post-Secondary Series

  • Not sure what program is right for you? interested to know what student life is like? Hear from current program heads from Saskpolytech’s School of Mining, Energy & Manufacturing regarding their programs, career paths and what life in their program is all about. This includes Welding, Machining and Engineering Technology. Click here to access video.

Program Videos

Manufacturing facility tour (Coming soon…)

  • Join us as we tour a local manufacturing facility to get an inside look at manufacturing in Saskathcewan
  • Learn about manufacturing in Saskatoon and hear from people from all differnet trades/jobs

Manufacturing Activities

  • Not sure what it is like to work in the manufacturing world?  Request to borrow a 3D Printer or Virtual Welder so your class may experience hands-on manufacturing jobs.
  • Equipment is limited 
  • It is the responsability of the teacher/school to pick-up and return equipment.

Still have questions about your future? Check out these resources and activities.


Virtual Tours

Industry Interviews

Classroom Activities

Manufacturing Is A Career, Not a Job – Mark C. Perna

Today, manufacturing is more than just a job. It’s a career where young people can be challenged as they literally invent, produce and distribute the everyday items and technologies of the future. Kids don’t know about the opportunities in this field because their parents and teachers don’t. But it’s time for that to change.  Click title to access full article.

Please click on video title to access videos

Post-Secondary Programs

Usask College of Engineering – RE-ENGINEERED

What does the best first-year program look like?

Welding Certificate Program

If you’re interested in a hands-on trade, check out Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Welding program. We’ll get you started on a career that offers a lot of options, great mobility and excellent pay.

Power Engineering Technology Program

The world runs on power. Power engineering technologists are in charge of operating and maintaining the complex systems used to operate industrial boilers, pumps, air conditioning and refrigeration systems. Demand for skilled power engineers is growing, opening the door to good jobs in the oil patch, mining, manufacturing, power generation utilities and more.

Computer Engineering Technology Program

The Computer Engineering Technology program is a three-year, nationally recognized, diploma offered full time at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Moose Jaw campus. You’ll get an exceptional hands-on learning experience during five semesters of classroom study and three Co-operative Education work terms.

Engineering Design and Drafting Technology Diploma

If you’re considering a career in construction, mining or manufacturing, you may be interested in the Engineering Design & Drafting Technology program at Sask Polytech. You’ll use industry-standard software to collaborate, design, model, draft, coordinate and document projects in many disciplines, such as construction, mining and manufacturing.

CAD/CAM Engineering Technology Diploma Program

Imagine you could redesign anything to fit a specific need—make it smaller, bigger or stronger. Now imagine if you could actually “print” a 3D prototype? As a computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) engineering technologist, you’ll help turn great ideas into practical plans.

Machinist Program

Machinists are in high demand in western Canada—from the oil patch to power utilities, from manufacturing facilities to mines, mills and chemical plants. Offered in Saskatoon and Regina, our one-year certificate program can fast-track you into the workforce, and give you a head start on apprenticeship. You’ll learn on a variety of machine tools in our well-equipped shops including lathes, mills, drill presses, surface grinders, CNC lathes and machining centres.

Innovative Manufacturing Centre – Where Industry Visions Become Reality

The Innovative Manufacturing Centre (IMC) is an integrated, multi-campus, network of facilities that incorporate established and emerging manufacturing methods and technologies that meet the current and future needs of manufacturing in Saskatchewan.


Back to Work at CNH Industrial

Does work stop during a global pandemic? Now more than ever, CNH plants are heading back to work to continue to be at the forefront of developing equipment/materials for the agriculture, construction and transport.

Project Zeus

The industries first fully electric backhoe loader.  It delivers power and perforance of a diesel backhoe.

Building an Ambulance

Manufactured by Crestline Coach, a global leader in ambulance manufacturing right out of Saskatoon, Sk.

Ambulance Manufacturing

Ever wonder how an ambulance gets manufactured?  All the steps that go into the process?  All the differenet people/jobs it takes to make one ambulance?

How to build an Ambulance in under 3 minutes

How do you build an ambulance in under 3 minutes?  Check it out!

How does a manufacturing plant work?

DynaIndustrial in Saskatoon designs and manufactures material for the pipe industry.  This includes engineers, machinists, welders and millwrights working together to manufacture unique designs to meet sector needs.

CNC Machining

A large compenent of manufacturing is the process of CNC Machining.  See the transformation on this part from start to finish!

Angle Drilling Head

Check out this Angle Drilling Head in action.  A huge timesaveor for companies that work in the manufacturing sector.

3D printing resource Websites.

Thingiverse – Grab a premade design to try it out.  Choose from thousands of options.

Tinkercad – Drafting made easy. Looking design something totally unique or just tweek something already created?  Import into TInkercad and let it do the work.  Tinkercad is free, easy-to-use for 3D design, electornics and coding.  It can be used by  both teachers and students to imagine, design and make anything!