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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, Building Systems, Carpentry, Machine Shop and Welding. 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:

  1. Welding - you will learn to assemble and tack weld steel, use assorted shaping methods, as well as use clearning, finishing and cutting tools
  2. Automotive servicing - you will learn to perform a variety of vehicle checks as well as an oil and filter change
  3. Carpentry - you will learn how to frame and erect a wall, repair a hole in drywall and apply sheathing and drywall
  4. Machining - you will learn to use tap and die, cutting, drilling and grinding tools
  5. Building systems - you will learn basic plumbing tasks

For more information about Regina classes contact Anna Kwasnica at or 306-775-7427 and for Saskatoon classes contact Devin West at or (306)659-4863.


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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.