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Women in Trades and Technology (WITT)

Is it time for you to start planning for the career of your future? Have you always wanted to work with tools but haven't had the opportunity? Are you interested in technology but haven't had a chance to really try it out? Are you interested in investigating a career in a trade or technology field?

Women in Trades Exploratory Course (CEXP 1600)

This hands-on course for women offers an introduction to a variety of basic trade skills. Course content includes Automotive Servicing, Carpentry, Electrical, Machining, Plumbing, and Welding (Sheet Metal and Masonry included at Saskatoon Kelsey Campus only).

Upon successful completion of the course, you are issued a statement of attendance. The course provides women with: increased post-secondary training/education and employment potential in trades the opportunity to explore training options in a variety of trades a realistic understanding of the physical, emotional and academic requirements of training/education and employment in trades Shop sessions include:
  • Welding - you will learn to assemble and tack weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as use cleaning, finishing and cutting tools
  • Automotive servicing - you will learn to perform a variety of vehicle checks as well as an oil and filter change
  • Carpentry - you will learn how to frame and erect a wall, repair a hole in drywall and apply sheathing and drywall
  • Electrical - you will learn basic electrical tasks
  • Machining - you will learn to use tap and die, cutting, drilling and grinding tools
  • Plumbing - you will learn basic plumbing tasks

CSA Approved Steel Toed Safety boots are required for this course

For more information about SIAST Wascana Campus classes in Regina contact Jessica Baldwin at or 306-775-7427 and for SIAST Kelsey Campus classes in Saskatoon contact Devin West at or 306-659-4863.

(includes student fees and GST)
CRNStart DateFeeLocation
CRN: 201402-5388September 18, 2014 - October 25, 2014
Introduction Class: Sept. 18th 7:00pm-9:00pm, Class: Saturday - 9:00am-4:00pm, No class October 11, 2014
Registration Deadline: September 26, 2014
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CRN: 201402-5389October 18, 2014 - November 2, 2014
Class: Saturday and Sunday - 9:00am-4:00pm
Registration Deadline: October 17, 2014
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SIAST is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training. A member of Polytechnics Canada, SIAST's programs range from certificates to degrees. The institution serves 26,000 distinct students through campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.