Skills Training / Career Connections

Program Summary

The RDIEC’s Skills Training / 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. Career Connections typically only allow for 10 -12 students register, so it is important to get your registration in early. In the past the RDIEC has facilitated Career Connections in Auto Body, Machining, Construction, Electrical, Masonry and Pipefitting.   

This program involves four (4) steps:  

         1.  Skill Acquisition/Skills Training – 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.

         2.  Safety Training Modules can be found on the Sask. Safety Council  


Students will have to complete the following:

        A) Young Workers Readiness Certificate.

        B) WHMIS

        C) Mental Health Wellness Training

        D) Respiratory Training

        E)  Hearing Protection Training

        F) SCOT (Safety Construction Orientation Training

        3.  Career Work Exploration Credit (CWEX) – if 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.

        4.  Career Connection – An opportunity for students to earn a high school credit for 100 hours of work with an employer.   

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 and steel toed boots are required.  Please refer to the center menu on the home page for upcoming Career Connections.