Welcome to the Prairie Arctic Trades Training Centre web page!
Thanks to our industry partners!
PATTC would like to acknowedge the invaluable support we have received from our many industry partners! Between job training placements, employment opportunities, equipment donations and great updates on latest trends, the help industry has provided has been really wonderful. To those of you at Breck, SteepleJack, Skyhigh, ICON, Chinook and many others - a big thanks!
Before the update - all the best of the season to you all, from all of us at PATTC!
December was a very busy month for us, with the completion of the Regina Introduction to Construction class, several session s of apprenticeship training, the SIIT Introduction to Scaffolding program at Meadow Lake - congrats Val-Gene, on another successful outcome - and teh shorter Basic Scaffolding program at Corcan. Planning for the spring indicates a very busy season ahead with classes full int he north and south of the province.
A very busy fall, we have been running a number of classes for several of our clients. Saskatoon saw the graduation of a PARC "introduction to Commercial Construction" class, an SIIT "introduction to Scaffold" class, and our first ever "Introduction to Millwright" program. We've run a number of steel astud and drywall programs for CORCAN, and have an SIIT Introduction to Scaffold class running right now in Meadow Lake. Several apprenticeship classes have also run this fall, and a number of short safety training programs.
Regina has seen the completion of a Regina Skills and Training Centre Introduction toi Scaffold class; three levels of apprenticeship training; and a PARC "Introduction to Commercial Construction class, currently running.
We are presently working with CORCAN across the Prairies to deliver scaffold training in federal institutions, for which we have the exclusive contract.
We continue to support the scaffold apprenticeship program in Manitoba at our Winnipeg centre.
A very busy winter and spring lie ahead!
A great way to wrap up the school year, with seven sets of specialty training program for our friends at Gabriel Dumont Institute and Dumont Techncial Institute. Congrats to the many grads who completed powered industrial truck, aerial lift, skid steer and fall protection - and a big welcome to our inconming students from our newest client, the Saskatoon Industry Education Council, who will be taking our scaffold user and fall protection courses.
In Regina, three groups at the Regina Trades and Skills Centre have just wrapped up - our six week introduction to commercial roofing program; our six week introduction to commercial construction; and our ten week introduction to general carpentry programs. The new storage facility at the RCMP Museum is evidence of the success of these programs. And - so long and happy retirement to Armand Martin, who has done such a great job running the RTSC over the years!
Mid-June also saw the completion of the six week introduction to scaffolding program at Pasqua First Nation. Ten of the eleven grads already had jobs before the course ended!
We are looking ahead to our upcoming six week introduction to commercial construction class in Saskatoon late this summer, and several more offerings.
A great way to start the new month. Virtually everyone from our Regina six week scaffold intro class, SIIT six week Regina scaffold intro class, Saskatoon SIIT 6 week intro to scaffold class, Saskatoon PARC intro to concrete construction class and (next week) Saskatoon Dumont Technical Institute 6 week intro to scaffold class has gone to work! As well, we welcome Gabriel Dumont Institute as a new partner.
We are looking forward to our RTSC 6 week introduction to commercial concrete course winding up, great job at the RCMP museum. Our ten week introduction to carpentry program has begun at RTSC with work to continue at the RCMP museum project; and the latest addition to our offerings, the six week introduction to commercial roofing program, will begin at RTSC the first week of May. We are currently running a two week asbesto abatement program in Saskatoon, and will be starting a six week scaffold introduction program at Pasqua First Nation on May 4, with great job prospects at the K+S Legacy project on the horizon.
March certainly went out like a lion, with buildings full to capacity and outreach programs running around Saskatchewan. Congrats to our grads at CORCAN, and to the departing Level II and III apprentices in Saskatoon and Level III, I and II apprentices in Regina. The Prairie Arctic Regional Council`s "Introduction to Commercial Construction" class completed in Saskatoon, with half the class currently employed already. As well, the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology`s "Introduction to Scaffolding" class in Regina has headed out to the workforce, well done!
We're very busy welcoming the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology "Introduction to Scaffolding" class in Saskatoon, as well as safety training for the Saskatoon Trades and Skills Centre. We`re also welcoming a new partner - Dumont Technical Institute has a number of safety courses here, as well as a full six week "Introduction to Scaffolding" class with a lot of enthusiastic students.
In Regina, we say hello to the The Prairie Arctic Regional Council's "Introduction to Scaffolding" students, who are progressing well through their training; and to the Regina Trades and Skills Centres"Introduction to Commercial Construction" program - their class project this year can be found out the the RCMP museum, watch for future details. We will soon be starting a ten week RTSC "Introduction to Carpentry" pre-employment program, who will be working on the same project.
Finally, our Winnipeg centre also welcomed a new client by running a one week scaffold overview for CORCAN at the Stoney Mountain facility. It's a grast opportunity for students to get an introduction to a future career choice.
As February winds down, we reflect on what turned into a very busy month. The level 3 apprentices in Saskatoon are just wrapping up a big hoarding project, and will soon be returning to their jobs. We also have two accredited six week introduction to scaffolding courses underway at CORCAN in Prince Albert.
Here's a new initiative - through the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant program, the Prairie Arctic Regional Council (UBC) is funding a six week introduction to commercial construction program. We had a lot of interest in this program and are currently about half way through with a full class. We will be starting a second funded program, introduction to scaffolding, at our Regina centre in a few weeks.
We are currently running an introduction to scaffolder program at our Regina centre for the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, with many employers expressing interest in hiring the graduates. Good luck with your studies!
As February draws to a close, we also say so long to the level 2 Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission apprentice class, who will be returning to their workplaces and readying for level 3 training - see you next year. We are soon to welcome a split level 1 and 3 class at the Regina centre for their next training session.
For our friends at the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology, we have just started a six week scaffold course in Regina; and will be starting a similar program right away in Saskatoon. Hopefully, mine construction in the southern part of the province will provide some great employment opportunities for the graduates.
We've successfully completed both level 1 and level 2 of the new scaffolder apprenticeship program at our Winnipeg training centre Great job, everyone! Additionally, level 3 scaffolder apprenticeship just wrapped up in Regina, and Level 4 was completed in Saskatoon with the class challenging the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission's certification exam on their last day.
We've also been designated the training provider for CORCAN at the Prince Albert facility - for both scaffolder and drywall/steel stud training. We hope to be providing training in both those areas in the near future. As well, we will be delivering a one week introduction to scaffold basics program at Stoney Mountain in Manitoba in the first week of March, and are very excited about this opportunity.
Keep tuned, we have more program announcements coming up in the next few weeks.
Congratulations to the graduates at the Regina Trades and Skills Centre! The Hardwood/Laminate Flooring and Ceramic Tile PATTC course has wrapped, and everyone has successfully completed. According to our instructor, attendance was great and there was a lot of enthusiasm, and hard work in completing all of the practical projects. Well done, everybody!
We are also saying "so long" to our completing scaffold apprentices, level 3 in Saskatoon and level 4 in Regina. Best of luck to the level 4's, who write their Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission's certification exams. And, a big hello to the new level 1 apprentices who start December 8 in Regina - welcome aboard!
To all of our friends and partners, have a great Christmas and a Happy New Year from all of us!
Level 1 apprentices (Saskatoon) and level 3 apprentices (Regina) have just finished their levels of training. Good job, everyone! Our hardwood/laminate flooring class is progressing well at the Regina Trades and Skills Centre - and if you are interested in any of their other offerings, take a look at rtsc.org.
We're getting ready to welcome the level 3 apprentices (Saskatoon) and the level 4 apprentices (Regina). The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission will be offering certification exams to level 4 apprentices on the last day of training, good luck and study hard!
October 2014 events:
We've just wrapped up a level two scaffolder apprenticeship program in Saskatoon for SATCC, and welcome a new level one class. Regina has a level 2 apprentice class in progress, soon to be joined by a level 3 class. The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) has a full slate of classes scheduled well into 2015.
Congrats to the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology's students, who just completed a six week Introduction to Scaffolding class in Saskatoon - the majority of the class are already working as scaffolders!
Just underway is the hardwood/laminate flooring program for Regina Trades and Skills Centre. This course has an add-on one week module for ceramic tile installation, a new program for us and one which should help the graduates develop some great skills.