SCA Youth Programs
The SCA Office delivers a tour of a commercial construction job site with high school students. Job site superintendents and journey persons provide information to students about construction-related careers. SCA coordinates the program in Regina, Moose Jaw, and Prince Albert. Saskatoon District Education Council/Saskatoon Construction Association administrates the program in Saskatoon.
Contact: Email SCA or call 306-525-0171.
Every school year the SCA attends high school and post-secondary career fairs. Contact the SCA office if you are hosting a career fair and would like information on the construction sector. Information materials can include:
- SCA brochure
- SCA Construction Career CD
- SCA-SATCC Construction Career pamphlet
- CSC Careers in Construction brochure
- SATCC - SYA Program & SYA Scholarship brochures
- SATCC - What is Apprenticeship brochure
Skills Link ProgramThe SCA runs Skills Link programs in various Saskatchewan cities, designed to match eligible candidates between the ages of 18 and 29 to construction workplaces.
The program consists of a 60 hour (two-week) classroom program that includes:
- Introduction to apprenticeship
- Essential workplace skills
- Safety training
Followed by an eight-week internship in an available trade of the student's choice. 2017 options include:
- Heavy Duty Mechanic
- Building's Exterior
- Dry Walling
The student is paid minimum wage for the classroom portion, and then entry level wage for the eight-week internship. Job coaching/mentoring is provided to the student and the employer during the placement.The purpose of the program is to integrate young adults into the construction trade industry.
Skills Link Wages and Support
Visit the Think Construction website for the latest updates on the Skills Link program. To obtain an application form for the Skills Link Program, please contact the following:
For more information on the 2017 Skills Link Program, contact SCA or call 306-525-0171.
Saskjobs is a provincially funded free website designed to link companies with potential employees. SCA endorses and promotes this website to the membership. For more information, click here.
Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA)
Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship raises awareness of apprenticeship in Saskatchewan schools by helping young people discover what rewards come with working in the skilled trades. SYA enhances student career development by exploring the world of opportunities skill trades offer Saskatchewan youth.
To find out more about the SYA, click here.
Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Scholarship Program
Forty scholarships worth $1,000 each will be awarded every June to selected, eligible high school graduates who have completed the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship (SYA) program. In order to receive the scholarship students must within two years of graduation be entered into a contract of apprenticeship or complete one year of post-secondary training in a designated skilled trade.
To find out more about the SYA Scholarship Program click here.