Welcome to the Prairie Arctic Trades Training Centre web page!
The new year is here and Prairie Arctic Trades Training Center (PATTC) is off to a running start. The 6 week Introduction to Scaffolding Program is underway in Lloydminster with a scheduled conclusion on February 17, 2017. The Lloydminster program is running in parallel with a program in the northern community of Laloche. Many thanks to our contracting partners; the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT) and Dumont Technical Institute (DTI) These organizations have demonstrated continued commitment to advancing the skilled trades amongst First Nations in Saskatchewan!
A 10 week Introduction to Carpentry class started at the beginning of the year at Big River First Nation. The course includes topics such as:
Scaffolds and Ladders
We currently have 12 students learning the skills that will benefit themselves, industry and the community for many years to come.
The Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Commission (SATCC) is running a Level 4 Apprenticeship class in Saskatoon and a Level 2 Apprenticeship program in Regina. Remember, apprenticeship training is not a direct entry program, please contact your local apprenticeship offices or PARC in Regina or Saskatoon to obtain more information on how to apprentice in the Scaffolding and Carpentry trades.
Indigenous Leadership Development Institute’s 20 week Introduction to Carpentry course has return to Winnipeg classrooms after the Christmas break. Welcome back everyone!
In the New Year!!
2017 will be starting off with the return of the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute’s 20 week Introduction to Carpentry course returning in Winnipeg after the Christmas break. Welcome Back!
Introduction to Scaffolding programs will be starting on January 9, 2017 in Lloydminster in partnership with the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies as well as in Laloche in partnership with Dumont Technical Institute.
Big River First Nation will be starting a 10 week Introduction to Carpentry on January 9 to help students learn basic carpentry skills in order to find employment in the trades and to gather the skills to build the community.
Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trades Certification Commission Level 4 Scaffolding begins its three week run in Saskatoon January 9 and Level 2 starts in Regina on the same date. Please talk to your Apprenticeship Training Coordinator for any questions in regard to the training.
To the East, Level 3/Level 4 split for Apprenticeship training in Manitoba is on the schedule for January 9.
Best wishes to all from PATTC in the New Year!!
We are wrapping up our classes for 2016 and would like to acknowledge the residents of Peter Ballantyne First Nation in Pelican Narrows and Paul at Northlands College for supporting the 6 week Introduction to Scaffolding course which concluded on December 9. Also, we would like to recognize Aluma Systems for their support.
The class in Big River concluded on December 9 with ten students completing the program. A lunch was held on December 8 for the students and the instructor which was sponsored by the local Tribal Council to celebrate the accomplishments of the group.
The 6 week Introduction to Scaffolding Program wound up on December 16, 2016 in Bowden Alberta with the students at the institute looking forward to trying their new skills in the spring! Thanks to Hughie and Colin at the Alberta Carpenters Training Center for making this happen and to Aluma Systems in Calgary with their help with gear.
The staff at Prairie Arctic Trades Training Center would like to thank all of the individuals who participated in the programs the best of luck in the future!
Busy times at PATTC with training in: Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Regina, Pelican Narrows, Big River First Nation and Bowden Alberta. Recently, we have concluded one day Scaffold Awareness training for the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology Carpentry program as well as for the YWCA.
We are in the final stages of planning for our spring 2017 training schedule with only a few spots left. The 2017-2018 (that’s right 2018!) will be under construction as soon as 2017 arrives, so please contact us as early as possible so we can ensure that PATTC can meet your future training needs.
Remember PATTC provides training in:
- Steel Stud and Drywall
- Concrete finishing
We can tailor the needs of your students or employees to match that of industry requirements in terms of course scheduling, duration and content.
We are also interested in participating in job fairs and Try-a-Trade days in your community. Let us know if we can help!
September 12 is the first day of class for our Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) 6 week Introduction to Scaffolding program taking place at the Prairie Arctic Regional Council location at 3730 Kinnear Place. We currently have 12 new students learning the craft of Scaffolding and strengthening skills applicable to many trades.
Course content includes:
- Ladder safety
- Hand tool use
- Power tool use
- Rigging basics
- Understanding construction site policy
- Reviewing Occupational Health and Safety (OH&S) legislation
- Confined space
- Fall protection
And a brush up on trade related mathematics!
Our courses are instructed by certified tradespersons with significant industry experience. The classes provide an opportunity to learn and understand the theory portion of the trade combined with hands on projects.
Many of these skills are transferable to other vocations and provide the necessary skills to gain employment in many areas.
Thanks to SIIT for choosing PATTC to participate in this valuable project.
Regina and Saskatoon:
Apprenticeship training is starting in September at our Regina and Saskatoon locations. Below is information relevant to Scaffolding apprentices from the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship Website. http://saskapprenticeship.ca/
Review all information enclosed in your notice for training package.
Complete the reply portion and return by mail to Saskatchewan Apprenticeship immediately to confirm your intentions.
You must confirm your attendance in a course by:
i) returning the confirmation letter to the apprenticeship commission, accompanied by a cheque for the tuition fee for the course; or
ii) faxing the confirmation letter containing pertinent credit card information for payment of the tuition fee.
If no reply is received within three weeks from the date on which the notice was mailed to you, another apprentice will be called to attend technical training in your place.
Failure to attend technical training classes may result in the cancellation of your Apprenticeship Contract.
Apprentices must attend all classes with no more than 10% absenteeism or they may be discontinued from technical training
No apprentice is permitted to report for training on any other date than shown on the Notification for Training without prior approval from the Director of Apprenticeship, or a designated staff official.
Training is funded by the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission. The cost to you, as an apprentice, is minimal.
Non-payment of fees will mean your transcript will be withheld and other disciplinary action may be taken.
There are no parking fees for students attending at the PATTC locations.
Books are provided for the Scaffolding program
There are no food services available at either the Regina or Saskatoon Training Center. Due to the location of the training centers and the allotment of a ½ lunch break, it is recommended that students bring their own lunch. There are lunch rooms which include fridges and microwaves available for student use.
Items Needed For Training
Please check with your head instructor if you have any questions.
- CSA approved footwear must be worn in the shop at all times.
- Pens, pencils, erasers
- Safety glasses with side shields, or goggles, are required
- Metric and imperial tape measure
- Hard hat
- Use of a pocket-sized calculator is permitted. (Texas Instruments model TI-30XA available for purchase at training locations)
- Student Association fees are applicable for each level of training
Appropriate clothing must be wore while attending technical training.
Further information on technical trainng is available at the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission’s Website. http://saskapprenticeship.ca/quick-links/technical-training-information/
PATTC is partnering with the Indigenous Leadership Development Institute (ILDI) to provide a 20 week Indigenous Carpentry Program tentatively scheduled to start on September 26 2016 and continue to March 31 of 2017.
The program will provide individuals with limited knowledge of the carpentry trade the necessary skills to obtain work in the trade.
Once completed, the students will receive:
Academic credit for Level 1 Apprenticeship Training from Apprenticeship Manitoba upon submission of require work hours
Time credit for technical training and practical training from Apprenticeship Manitoba
Industry-required safety certification, including:
Skid Steer Operator
Scaffolder User and Awareness
Seats are limited and interviews for eligibility will start soon.
For more information about this program contact (204) 940 1700 or firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about the Indigeous Leadership Development Institute, please visit their website at ILDI homepage
Northlands College has completed their six week Introduction to Scaffolding Program on Thursday July 28, 2016. Eight participants have successfully completed and now have the essential skills for a new career in scaffolding. PATTC would like to thank Northlands College for the opportunity to bring technical education to the student’s home town in order to accommodate the blending of career, family and community to support success for their students.
We would also like to thank the scenic community of Pelican Narrows for their participation in the program and look forward to continued on-site training in the future.
PATTC would like to congratulate all the students on their gradutation and wish them the best in their new careers.
PATTC is currently developing our 2016- 2017 training schedule with class times filling quickly. If your company or organization is interested in safety training, introductory training in the Carpenter, Scaffolder or Millwright trades or any of our other course offerings, please contact us at your earliest convenience. Your local office information is located on our webpage under Contact Us.
PATTC would like to thank all of the participants in the eight week Introduction to Flooring program which finished on July 8. The program introduced students to basic hand tools and installation techniques for carpet and resilient (vinyl) flooring with a solid background in both theory and practical. In addition, the student receive instruction in workplace safety and OH&S requirements related to the flooring industry.
We also would like to thank Prairie Arctic Regional Council for their support during the program.
We wish all of our participants a great future in the industry.
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 the Saskatchewan Ministry of the Economy, Breck, SteepleJack, Skyhigh, ICON, Chinook and many others - a big thanks!
What a fantastic year here at PATTC! Many new classes and new training partners, with great learning opportunities. We will be updating our recent activities soon, and previewing this fall's plans. Stay tuned!
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.