Panel Perfection: BETAG celebrates first graduating group from Outer Panel Repair Specialist program at Sask Polytech

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — BETAG North America recently celebrated the first graduating class of its Outer Panel Repair Specialist (OPRS) program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, where participants fine-tuned their ability to perform top-notch panel repairs. Supported by the Saskatchewan Association of Automotive Repairers, BETAG’s four-month OPRS program aims to equip participants with the skills to complete various […]

Watch and Learn: Saskatchewan Polytechic faculty return from teaching at Kenyan vocational college

Kakoneni, Kenya — Two automotive service technician instructors from Saskatchewan Polytechnic have returned to Canada, after two weeks of teaching and learning from their counterparts at Weru Technical and Vocational College. According to a press release by Saskatchewan Polytechnic, Rick Russell and Nick Guthrie signed up for a learning opportunity, but unwittingly became students as […]

Skills Exchange: Sask Polytech partners with Kenyan trade school to support auto, welding programs

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — Saskatchewan Polytechnic has extended an intercontinental helping hand to Weru Vocational Technical College in Kenya, announcing a partnership between the two schools that aims to improve automotive and welding programs in the country. The partnership will see Sask Polytech faculty meeting virtually with their Kenyan counterparts to help develop training programs and, […]

Breaking Barriers: RBC donates $450K to Sask Polytech Skills Enhancement Training

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — A recent donation from RBC is aiming to remove barriers for BIPOC youth in the trades, with a $450,000 donation earmarked for the support of Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Skills Enhancement Training projects. The projects focus on women, Indigenous peoples, new Canadians, visible minorities, 2SLGBTQ+ and people with varying abilities. Nakary Lopez Ojeda, a […]

Carlson Body Supply and BASF donate $5,000 to Saskatchewan Polytechnic

By CRM staff Toronto, Ontario – February 5, 2019 – With a shortage of paint technicians in the collision repair industry, Carlson Body Shop Supply Saskatchewan and BASF showed its commitment to the future by donating $5,000 to Saskatchewan Polytechnic for the purchase of a virtual spray system. “With a shortage of technicians in the collision […]

SGI and Saskatchewan Polytechnic partner to give students access to late-model cars

Students and instructors from Saskatchewan Polytechnic recently came together with executives from SGI to celebrate a partnership that sees SGI provide the school with total loss vehicles.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — May 24, 2017 — It all started with a Pontiac Sunfire in 2002. Since then, nearly 250 vehicles have been repaired by Saskatchewan Polytechnic Automotive Service and Auto Body Technician certificate students. Recently the long-running but little-known partnership between Saskatchewan Government Insurance (SGI) Salvage and Saskatchewan Polytechnic was celebrated at Saskatoon campus. For […]

Advanced Technology: Color Compass brings the latest and greatest to Saskatchewan

The two events were held at Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses in Saskatoon and Regina. Make sure to check out the gallery below for more photos!

Saskatoon and Regina, Saskatchewan — March 27, 2017 — Color Compass recently held New Product Showcase events in Saskatoon and Regina through its Carlson Body Shop Supply and Chase Auto Body Supplies subsidiaries. The New Product Showcases took place at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Saskatoon and Regina campuses. There was a concentration on live demonstrations, giving repairers […]

Students compete at Saskatchewan Polytechnic event

Students in competition at the Saskatchewan Polytechnics 16th Annual Skills Competition. First prize was a Westward tool chest filled with tools.

Saskatoon, Saskatchewan — March 20, 2017 — Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Auto Body Technician Program recently held its 16th Annual Skills Competition. The competition consisted of repairs to a controlled, pre-dented panel. Participants in the competition were from the Pre-Employment certificate students at Saskatchewan Polytechnic’s Saskatoon campus.    The students had 2.5 hours to repair, cold fill, […]