September 16, 2020

Province Announces $7.8 Million for Skills Training Programs at Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Today, the Government of Saskatchewan announced annual funding of $7.8 million to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for skills training programs.

The funding allows the institution to deliver a variety of education and skills training programs including Adult 12, Adult Basic Education (ABE), and Essential Skills for the Workplace (ESWP).  ABE and ESWP programs provide adult learners with basic employment skills and workplace experience that leads to either further training or attachment to the labour market.  Adult 12 provides adult learners the secondary credit courses required for entrance into universities and polytechnics.

“Saskatchewan Polytechnic offers significant training opportunities, including basic skills training, diplomas, degrees, and apprenticeship and technical courses,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said.  “This funding will help us achieve the important goal of preparing Saskatchewan people with what they need to continue their training or move directly into employment.”

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s only polytechnic and the province’s primary institution for post-secondary applied education and research.  The institution fuels provincial growth by providing qualified, work-ready graduates to meet labour market demand.  It is committed to offering a broad range of educational experiences that are student-centred and employer-responsive.

“Saskatchewan Polytechnic would like to thank the Government of Saskatchewan for its $7.8 million investment in our institution's outstanding skills training programs,” Saskatchewan Polytechnic President and CEO Dr. Larry Rosia said.  “These programs are important to help students succeed academically and in their workplaces.  Essential skills provide the foundation for learning other skills, which help students prepare for and find meaningful employment that can lead to long and successful careers.”

Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.