October Program Overview
Program Coordinators from the Saskatoon Industry-Education Council share information about resources and programs that teachers, students, and parents can access through the month of October. This includes Spotlight on Careers, Skills Bootcamps and other online resources.
CONNECTED: Young woman exploring careers
CONNECTED: Young Women Exploring Careers is a dinner event that links females from grades 10 through 12 with female mentors from a vast spectrum of career backgrounds. We believe that young women need access to adult role models who are willing to share their stories and career pathways. Ultimately, promoting a culture of support and empowerment among young women as they navigate their preferred future. We offer the event at no cost to both our mentors and female students. CONNECTED welcomes students pursuing all post-secondary pathways: work, university, college or apprenticeship and those who are still deciding.
Cardboard Boat Races
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 Construction
Event features: Panel of Saskatchewan Tradespeople; Information from Sask Polytech; Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association; Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship; Saskatoon Construction Association; and the SIEC’s Summer Youth Internship program.
In partnership with Prairie South School Division, students enrol in their online Power Engineering 20L and Power Engineering 30L courses. Students receive hands-on training in the SaskPower mobile simulation lab as well as job shadow opportunities at the SaskPower Queen Elizabeth Power Plant. They are then eligible to write the TSASK Power Engineering Class 5 exam.