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Local Graduates Receive Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Industry Scholarship

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In June, according to a statement from the Government of Saskatchewan, the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC) announced that Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship Industry (SYA) Scholarships were awarded to 100 high school graduates from 66 communities across the province.

West Central had a few names on the list:

  • Abraham Genis / Biggar Central School 2000 / Farm Equipment Technician / industry scholarship
  • John Tibon / Biggar Central School 2000 / Automotive Service Technician / industry scholarship
  • Johndrey Tuico / Biggar Central School 2000 / Automotive Service Technician / industry scholarship
  • Rhys Busby / Eaton School (Eatonia) / Farm Equipment Technician / industry scholarship
  • Sculptor Beckstrand / Eston Composite School / Welder / industry scholarship
  • Tyson Friesen / Kindersley Composite School / Carpenter / Cliff Wright Scholarship
  • Scott Huber / McLurg High School (Landis) / Industrial Mechanic (Millwright) / Machinist / EECOL Electric Scholarship {Jim Sinneave}
  • Ryder Meyer / Lucky Lake School / Carpenter / PCL Construction Management Inc. Scholarship
  • Jordan Van Hierden /Rosetown Central High School/ Construction Electrician / PCL Construction Management Inc. Scholarship
  • Shay Fyk / Composite School Leader (Scepter) / Agricultural Equipment Technician / industry scholarship
  • Handsome Jeffries / Westcliffe Composite School (Smiley) / Welder / industry scholarship
  • Braden Neighborhood / Unity Composite High School / Welder / Saskatchewan Provincial Building and Construction Trades Council Bursary

Participants of the SYA program who plan to embark on careers in the skilled trades have earned their scholarships, as Minister of Immigration and Skills Training Jeremy Harrison said.

“Apprentices and skilled tradespeople do essential work that supports the strength of our province’s economy. On behalf of the Government of Saskatchewan, congratulations to the 2021-2022 scholarship recipients.

Launched in 2009, SATCC administers the SYA Industry Scholarship Program. The scholarships are intended to reward students who are actively pursuing careers in the skilled trades. The $1,000 scholarships can be redeemed within two years of graduating from high school by completing Level 1 Apprenticeship Technical Training or a pre-employment course in a designated trade in Saskatchewan.

Also according to the statement, educators who oversee their school’s SYA program are invited to nominate at least one student per year for the scholarship, with recipients selected by a committee of SATCC staff members.

More than 300 schools and nearly 3,700 students are currently enrolled in the SYA program, and you can find out more about it via the official release.