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2022

THROUGH GENEROUS PARTNERSHIPS, SIIT TAKES INNOVATION ON THE ROAD

October 13, 2022

ONE ARROW FIRST NATION – The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is proud to announce the launch of the Pawâcikêwikamik Mobile MakerLodge. A Plains Cree word meaning ‘a lodge supporting those who dream’, Pawâcikêwikamik is dedicated to empowering grassroots Indigenous entrepreneurship and innovation in Saskatchewan.
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GROUNDBREAKING PARTNERSHIP BUILDS CAPACITY WITH PUBLIC WORKS TRAINING PROGRAM FOR FIRST NATIONS’ COMMUNITIES

August 30, 2022

SASKATOON – First Nations Capital and Infrastructure Agency of Saskatchewan (FNCIAS) and Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) are proud to announce a partnership designed to facilitate capacity building alongside member First Nations in the form of programming and training of their members as public works managers. The program is the first of its kind in the province.
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GOVERNMENTS OF SASKATCHEWAN AND CANADA OFFER FREE TRAINING FOR EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATORS

August 15, 2022

Saskatoon, SK – Saskatchewan is committing nearly $9 million for training and professional development grants for the early learning and childcare sector. This is part of Saskatchewan’s commitment to improve quality in the early years and childcare sector, and is just one of many programs delivered through the Canada-Saskatchewan Canada-Wide Early Learning and Child Care Agreement. 
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EXPANDING EDUCATION AND JOB OPPORTUNITIES FOR INDIGENOUS YOUTH – NEW MICRO-CREDENTIAL WILL FOCUS ON DEVELOPING SKILLS AND PROVIDING JOBS IN THE FOOD PROCESSING SECTOR

May 17, 2022

SASKATOON, SK – Canada’s plant-based food and ingredients sector is one of opportunity. As innovative companies across the country expand their footprint in order to produce more healthy, sustainable products, helping meet the growing global demand for protein, all Canadians are seeing the benefits—including an increase in long-term, sustainable job opportunities.
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2021

OẎATEKI PARTNERSHIP BRINGS TOGETHER THREE LEADING INSTITUTIONS TO FOSTER SYSTEM CHANGE IN SERVICE OF SASKATCHEWAN INDIGENOUS YOUTH

August 3, 2021

SASKATOON, SK – The Oẏateki Partnership is a unique collaboration designed to transform the education and employment systems in Saskatchewan in service of Indigenous young people. Over the next five years, this bold initiative will support 32,000 First Nations and Métis youth: on their path to post-secondary education, throughout their education and training, and as they transition to meaningful employment and entrepreneurship opportunities.
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SDTC PROVIDES $3M IN PARTNERSHIP FUNDING WITH SIIT TO CREATE INDIGENOUS INNOVATION ACCELERATOR

May 5, 2021

OTTAWA/SASKATOON – Canada has experienced a transformed economy, built on the foundations of innovation and new technology. This new reality presents a variety of challenges for Canada’s Indigenous communities. The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) with the support of Sustainability Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is tackling this challenge by developing the first Saskatchewan innovation Incubator dedicated to empowering grassroots Indigenous entrepreneurship.
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SIIT’S VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR CONNECTS EMPLOYERS TO SKILLED INDIGENOUS WORKFORCE

February 11, 2021

SASKATCHEWAN – Finding creative solutions to tangible challenges has always been a staple of SIIT’s programs and services. It comes as little surprise then, that in the current pandemic environment, the SIIT Job Connections team has quickly pivoted their services to ensure clients throughout the province receive the labour market services they need.
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2020

JOBQUEST PILOT PROGRAM USES GAMING PLATFORM TO HELP INDIGENOUS YOUTH ‘LEVEL UP’

December 11, 2020

MAKWA SAHGAIEHCAN FIRST NATION – At a time of physical isolation away from family and friends, many young people turn to online gaming as an important source of community and connection. It is with this in mind that SIIT has created an essential skills program built on a quest-style gaming platform.
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SIIT INNOVATES TO OFFER THE FIRST VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM FOR RHSW IN SASKATCHEWAN

November 24, 2020

SASKATOON – Residential School Survivors, Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls families, and 60s Scoop Survivors – RHSW staff are accustomed to addressing challenging situations and fostering resiliency. It comes as little surprise then that this provincial community of wellness professionals has found a way to promote best practices despite the presence of COVID-19.
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INDIGENOUS PRACTICAL NURSING PROGRAM – LAUNCHED AT SIIT

October 23, 2020

SASKATOON – SIIT is proud to announce the successful start of Year 2 of the Indigenous Practical Nursing Program. This ground-breaking program marks the first dedicated Indigenous Practical Nursing program in Canada. The program marries innovative technologies with traditional Indigenous practices such as harvesting traditional medicines while learning and practicing cultural protocols.
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