Employment Services

Joint Training Committee

The SIIT Joint Training Committee (JTC) has been building careers in skilled trades since 1998! The JTC supports qualified Indigenous individuals to enter the trades as apprentices, complete trade levels, and become Journeypersons.  Services are available province wide.

What is Apprenticeship?

“Earn while you learn!  Apprenticeship is a process of skills training where a person called an “Apprentice” learns the skills of a trade on a job and under the supervision of an expert called a “Journeyperson.” – Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission

How do I become registered as an apprentice with SIIT’s Joint Training Committee?

You will need a Grade 10 or GED transcript to get started. Contact the JTC Coordinator to start the process.  We can help you with paperwork and training.

What are the requirements to register as an apprentice?

Grade 10 or a GED and employment in your chosen trade is mandatory.  If you need assistance finding employment, your local SIIT Career Centre can assist you.

How long does it take to become a certified Journeyperson?

An apprentice must successfully complete up to four levels of technical training and gain at least 1800 hours of on-the-job experience each year. Total trade time required is 5400-7200 hours and up to four years in the trade.

More questions? Contact the JTC Coordinator:

Office of the JTC Coordinator
7th Floor, 229 – 4th Avenue South
306-477-9303
1-877-282-5622

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