This page provides information about programs offered through 3rd party agencies their are either designed for children and youth with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) or welcome ASD children and youth to participate in their programs.

Posted January 12, 2022

Group Employment Skills Program

The Neil Squire Society in Regina is offering a virtual Employability Skills Program. This is a 3 month program that prepares individuals for work by covering all things employment. From helping individuals to discover their skills, to resume and cover letter drafting, job search strategies, interview preparation, wellness for work, and various other topics that are pertinent to employment. In addition to this, each participant is matched with a Job Developer to provide one-on-one support to the participant with anything they might need.

Aside from the “classroom” work, at the end of the 3 month program participants complete a Work Placement. This is an opportunity for participants to conduct a job search, secure an opportunity, and ultimately gain skills and experience in a job that meets the individual’s interests. Additionally, these opportunities provide participants with experience to add to or build their resumes to help with their job search following the program.

The program’s next start date is January 31st. After this date the start dates are in 1 month intervals with the next start date being February 28th, then March 28th, and April 25th.

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Posted November 26, 2021

The School of Continuing Education at Saskatchewan Polytechnic has an exciting program offering available!

New Start assists people with disabilities and newcomers to Canada to overcome barriers to employment and develop the skills they need to find meaningful employment. New Start offers client-centered training at all four campuses—Prince Albert, Moose Jaw, Regina and Saskatoon. The New Start pilot project runs from July 2021 to March 2022. Applicants must be residents of Saskatchewan.

Who is New Start for?

  • Newcomers
  • Persons with disabilities
  • Indigenous Peoples
  • Women considering careers in trades and technology
  • Visible minorities

What does New Start cover?

  • Individualized Supports – Essential Skills Training, Virtual Learning Strategist, Real Time Remote Support (Rudder), Language Training, and Work Placements.
  • FREE TUITION for your chosen program or activities
  • Textbooks and/or access to online course materials

What Program Offerings are Available?

  • Automotive Painter – Prepares you to work in auto body shops, auto dealerships, and the manufacturing sector.
  • Carpentry – You will receive basic knowledge and develop skills required to work in the residential, commercial construction and related industries.
  • Early Childhood Education – As an early childhood educator, your role is to create developmentally appropriate curriculum and design inviting and effective quality learning environments.
  • Electrician – Instructors with industry experience will help you learn how to install, test, replace and repair lighting fixtures, wiring and electrical equipment.
  • Esthetician Nail Tech – You will receive training in manicuring, pedicuring, nail art and lacquers, gel nails and toes, acrylic nails and nail wraps. You will also develop salon management, communication and customer service skills.
  • Food Service Cook – Food service cooks prepare meals and snacks for large numbers of people—and they are in demand in restaurants, hotels, hospitals, care homes, schools, remote mining camps and more.
  • Indigenous Leadership – Gives you a national perspective of leadership styles incorporated in Indigenous communities. You will enhance your understanding of how traditional forms of Indigenous leadership have consistently demonstrated resiliency amidst a rapidly changing colonial state.
  • Leadership Skills – You will develop practical skills in coaching and teambuilding, come up with solutions to specific challenges, and build your understanding of business structure and financial management.
  • Lighthouse Labs Data Science & Web Development Bootcamps – Interested in launching or advancing your career in coding, design or data analytics? Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Lighthouse Labs have developed full-time intensive programs to advance your skills in professional data science or web development.
  • Office Support Fundamentals – Office Support Fundamentals is a set of seven courses that prepares you to work in an office environment. You will receive basic knowledge and develop the skills needed to work in a professional office environment.
  • Plumbing & Pipefitting – Your learning is practical and hands-on and includes a two-week job placement that lets you test your skills in the real world.
  • Warehouse Worker – Self-paced, online program that provides you with the knowledge and skill development needed for entry level employment in the warehouse industry

Please see below a chart of our upcoming programs under New Start. This shows the course, location, length, whether it is in-person/online, and the start and end dates.

New Start
Course Location Length of course   online or on Campus Class hours Start Date End Date
Automotive Painter Regina 16 weeks On Campus 8:00 – 3:00 22-Nov-21 21-Mar-22
Early Childhood Education Prince Albert 14 weeks On Campus 9:00 – 3:00 29-Nov-21 18-Mar-22
Early Childhood Education Regina 14 weeks On Campus 9:00 – 3:00 29-Nov-21 18-Mar-22
Early Childhood Education Saskatoon 14 weeks On Campus 9:00 – 3:00 29-Nov-21 18-Mar-22
Food Service Cook Regina 12 weeks On Campus 9:00 – 3:00 29-Nov-21 18-Mar-22
Esthetician – Nail Technician Prince Albert 14 weeks On Campus 4:00 – 9:30 30-Nov-21 24-Mar-22
Warehouse Worker Online 8 weeks Online self-paced 03-Jan-21 25-Feb-22
Warehouse Certification for Success Online/Saskatoon 90 hours Theory Online and  days on Campus self-paced ongoing 31-Mar-22
Applied Project Management Online 14 weeks Online with deadlines self-paced 08-Jan-21 31-Mar-21


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