The RDIEC's Career Connections program provides an opportunity for interested Grade 10-12 students to obtain entry level skills and industry recognized safety training certification. Participating students also have the opportunity to obtain a high school credit upon completion of the work experience component.
This program involves three (3) steps:
1. Skill Acquisition - This is an introduction to the career area through basic skill development. During this phase, the students will acquire industry specific entry level skills in the career highlighted. Classes are held at Saskpolytech in Regina for 4 consecutive Saturdays starting November 7. 2020 with the last class on November 28, 2020..
2. Safety Training - A,B,C are found at Career Safety Education. D is found at Sk Construction Association
Students will have to complete the following:
A) Young Workers Readiness Certificate.
B) WHMIS (2015)
C) Mental Health Wellness Training
D) SCOT (Safety Construction Orientation Training) A pin number will be given to access this site.
3. Career Work Exploration Credit - it students would like to continue this program and earn a Career and Work Exploration credit, there is the option for them to complete a work experience placement.
Students should be interested in the skilled trades and have time in their personal schedules to fulfill the commitment of this program. Students must dress appropriately for working in this industry. Steel toed boots are required. Interested students will have the opportunity to learn about the Auto Body or Machining trade. Students will meet at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Regina Campus for each of their skill building sessions. The program will run for 4 consecutive Saturdays which are on November 7, 14, 21, 28 from 10:00 am - 4:15 pm.