Employers Support Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Industry Scholarship Program

In 2013, the scholarship will provide 80, $1,000 scholarships to eligible high school graduates who complete the SYA program.  Since the program was initiated in 2009 by the SATCC and industry partners, 36 organizations have donated $510,000.  The Government of Saskatchewan also contributes to the program, which profiles the skilled trades as first choice careers for high school graduates.

“The Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Program is an excellent example of the kind of public/private collaboration our province needs to create a workforce that will meet labour market needs and drive the provincial economy forward,” Economy Minister Bill Boyd said.  “The sponsors honoured here today represent a significant commitment to building a long-term sustainable apprenticeship training program in Saskatchewan and we applaud them for their support.”

The SYA program encourages high school students to explore career opportunities in the skilled trades by providing awareness, research and hands-on experience.

Employers and industry associations interested in contributing to the SYA Industry Scholarship Program are encouraged to contact the SATCC at 1-877-363-0536.


For more information, contact:

Julie Folk
Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission
Phone: 306-787-0187
Cell: 306-537-4692

or Visit: Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Program Website.

Young Worker Readiness Certificate


Available to students and workers over 16 years. as a certificate to add to resume and portfolio.
Legal to Work? Certificate Requirements for Young Workers and their Employers

Effective March 31, 2010 – All 14 and 15 year old workers are required to complete the Young Worker Readiness Certificate Course (YWRCC) and obtain a Certificate of Completion.

All young workers (14 and 15 years old) must provide their employer with:
1. proof of age;
2. written consent from a parent or guardian; and
3. a copy of their certificate.
Employers must keep the above documents on file.

How to get Legal – Mandatory for 14 to 16 yrs – Good basic knowledge for all – and a certificate
Online and other ways to complete the YWRCC and get your certificate:

Print versions of the YWRCC workbook and self-study guide (Modules 1, 2, and 3) are available below for download.

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 skilled trades offer Saskatchewan youth

Girl’s Camps – Women In Trades

Saskatchewan Women in Trades & Technology

SIAST Women in Trades & Technology

The four events held on October 26 2012 for La Ronge & area at Senator Myles Venne School, on October 29 & 30 2012 at Buffalo Narrows Twin Lakes School and again in La Ronge on November 2nd was a success. Over 150 youg northern girls over 14 years spent a say with women journeypersons in a hands on career exploration experience in the trades and apprenticeship.

NASA- Northern Administration Students Association

Saskatchewan U of S and SIAST

The group was started formally in 2008 with interest in establishing a network of Northern Administrative District
(NAD) post-secondary students for the purpose of integration into an urban setting. The purpose of the group is
outlined in our constitution as:

“To provide support services to students from the Northern Administration District of Saskatchewan
for their successful integration into the post-secondary setting”.

Going to university can be hard, but going without a computer is almost impossible in modern times. In 2009, NASA gave out six laptop computers to students in need, to use as long as they are enrolled in school. Members are encouraged to fill out the application below if they are in need of a computer for their studies. Applications will be evaluated and computers will be distributed based upon need.
Applications are due September 30th, 2011 and can be handed in to any member of the executive.

Need help in one of your classes but can’t afford a tutor? NASA can help.
Members are encouranged to fill out the application below if they require academic assistance in a class. * It is the student’s responsibility to find a tutor

  • The Laptop Lending Program and Tutoring Program are only available to NASA members from the NAD region of Saskatchewan

as outlined in Government of Saskatchewan Map on the website:

Bold Eagle Challenge – Armed Forces

Armed Forces

Aboriginal Entry Program and Aboriginal Youth Summer Program (Bold Eagle, Raven, Black Bear)


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