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Written by Northern Apprenticeship Committee Coordinator   
Thursday, 21 July 2011 20:03

What is SYA?

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 skilled trades offer Saskatchewan youth.

What is Apprenticeship?

Apprenticeship training is a great way to learn job skills while earning money. It combines hands-on learning where experts in a trade (called journeypersons) pass on their knowledge and expertise to employees (called apprentices) right on the job.  This practical training is combined with periods of technical training.  Learn more about the exciting career opportunities in the skilled trades by watching the video below.

What are the benefits to taking SYA in high school?

Besides getting a head start on career planning and having a record of yuor achievements, youth who complete all three levels and register as an apprentice in a designated trade receive the following benefits:

  1. waiver of registration fee (currently $150)
  2. waiver of first level of technical training tuition
  3. 100 hours of trade time credit per SYA level completed

The SYA Program may also be available to those who are not high school students. The financial waivers do not apply in those cases.