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Climbing Capacity: Saskatchewan government invests $1 million towards SATCC apprenticeship programs

Regina, Saskatchewan — The Government of Saskatchewan has announced it is investing an additional one million to increase the capacity of skilled trades in the province.

With this additional funding, the total investment into the province’s Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) program has reached $22.4 million in the 2023 to 2024 period.

The SATCC is a program that supports apprenticeship training in various trades across the province such as autobody and collision technician training, automotive refinishing technician training and automotive service technician training, among others.

A recent press release stated that “investments into the skilled trades in the province support the recently released Saskatchewan’s Labour Market Strategy which outlines how the province is ensuring Saskatchewan has the labour force it needs to support employer demand and realize the potential of a growing economy.”

The press release further noted that “Saskatchewan’s apprenticeship system is closely tied to employer demand, and as the economy grows, so too does demand for skilled tradespeople. Enabling an agile and responsive training system is critical to ensuring Saskatchewan’s labour force can respond to employer needs. Since 2007, provincial funding for apprenticeship has increased more than 71 percent and the additional funding will provide 150 training seats to SATCC’s programming.”

“As Saskatchewan’s economy continues to grow, we are seeing a significant number of capital projects underway or planned throughout the next several years, all of which will create more demand for skilled tradespeople in the province,” Immigration and Career Training Minister Jeremy Harrison said.

“This additional funding will create more capacity in our training system, supporting the Saskatchewan Labour Market Strategy and ensuring Saskatchewan people benefit from the opportunities our economy is creating.”

“We are thrilled the Government of Saskatchewan is providing this additional investment in support of our province’s apprenticeship and trade certification system,” SATCC CEO Jeff Ritter added. “This funding will help us meet the growing demand for apprenticeship training.”

For more information and to see what other programs the SATCC supports, click here.

 

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