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. Twenty Spotlights highlight over 80 career pathways.
Students in grades 10 through 12 have the opportunity to gain hands-on skill development and career training while working alongside industry professionals. Recent boot camps include: automotive, culinary, web development, 3D printing, and video game design.
This mentorship event links young female students from grades 10 through 12 with female mentors from a vast spectrum of career backgrounds who are willing to share their career journey. Students pursuing all post-secondary pathways—work, university, college or apprenticeship—are welcome to participate.
employABILITY: skills for your future
employABILITY: skills for your future provides students with the opportunity to help themselves stand out to potential employers through various employment skill sessions. These include resume writing, job interview skills and networking. Program also includes info and access to the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Program (SYA).
Safety at Work
In partnership with various workplace safety associations, the SIEC offers safety training certification to youth prior to entering the workplace. This includes construction, tourism, and healthcare sector safety training.
Sask Money: Growing Financial Literacy Skills Across Saskatchewan
Sask Money (formerly MoneySense) is a one-stop shop for educators working to increase the financial literacy skills of their students. This program is built by teachers to provide resources and activities that connect directly to 42 modules in Saskatchewan’s Financial Literacy 20/30 curriculum.
Newcomer Youth Engagement Program
Refugee and immigrant youth aged 17 to 21 take part in this school within a school program at E.D. Feehan Catholic High School and at Walter Murray Collegiate. The focus of the program is language development, as well as life and work skills. The NYEP runs Monday to Friday and follows the school year calendar.
SaskCode is an integrated technology program that introduces coding and computational thinking at a wide range of grade levels (K – 12) using age-appropriate technologies. Activities are linked to existing mathematics, science, and other curricula in Saskatchewan. Teachers are provided professional development to equip them with the pedagogy and technological skills they need to engage their students in their learning, developing a culture around digital literacy
A yearly publication that showcases the career journeys of young people in the province of Saskatchewan. It also includes relevant career articles, post-secondary training opportunities, and a job chart that outlines careers and income prospects. 40,000 copies are distributed to provincial and band schools, post-secondary schools, community-based organizations, and employment offices across Saskatchewan.
Power Engineering 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.
Summer Youth Internship Program
Grade 11 and 12 students experience six weeks of hands-on employment in the construction, manufacturing, information and communication technology, automotive, and tourism sectors. These students are compensated for their labour and receive all relevant safety training and apprenticeship credit hours where applicable.
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.
In partnership with the Saskatchewan Health Authority, students in grades 10 and 11 explore opportunities in the health care field through panel discussions and breakout sessions with vocational representatives from nursing, therapies, mental health and addictions, medical diagnostics, and medicine.
MANUQUEST is a full-day event, providing students with a tour of a manufacturing plant, career exploration opportunities, and a wide variety of hands-on activities relating to manufacturing.
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.
Mind Over Matter: Mental Health Initiative
SIEC’s education partners have designed a mental health initiative for Grades 7 and 8, to bring a message of positivity and resiliency. Teachers are encouraged to sign up for either a morning or afternoon session!