Exploring Career Choices
Exploratory - Transportation Trades
Students can participate in a free one-semester program to explore several of the transportation trades (listed below). Students will learn from post-secondary journeyperson instructors, and develop skills for launch future career planning and/or use in everyday life. Training takes place across multiple schools within SAIT and includes the following areas of focus:
- Automotive Service Technician (AST)
- Auto Body Technician
- Automotive Management
- Recreation Vehicle (RV) Service Technician
- Crane and Hoisting Operator
- Heavy Equipment Technician
- Motorcycle Mechanic
Students will gain:
- Practical Applications
- Safety Awareness
- Workplace Competencies
- Industry Engagement
And earn industry recognized credentials in:
- Fall protection
- Aerial Work Platform (Elevated Platform)
- First Aid
- Skills, Training and Transition to Work or future programming
- Training by qualified Journeyperson instructors
- Connection to potential work placements
- Completion of industry recognized safety credentials
- Students will earn up to 7 Work Experience credits, dependent on attendance
Up to 7 Work Experience Credits
Open to all CBE high school students, who:
- Are in Grade 11 or 12 during the program
- Are minimum 16 years of age
- Are mature, punctual and reliable, as this is a post-secondary setting
- Are able to commit to the duration of the program
- Have completed the following Prerequisite courses:
- HCS3000 – Workplace Safety Systems
- HCS3010 – Workplace Safety Practices
- CSTS2020 – Construction Safety Training Systems (HCS3950)
All courses are available through the home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor and should be completed prior to applying.
- Students are responsible for their own transportation to and from SAIT main campus each day (1301 16 Ave NW, Calgary, AB).
- Transportation from SAIT main campus to Point Trotter will be arranged for students.
- Students are responsible for catching up on missed work from their home high school when attending full days at Point Trotter.
- Students will need CSA approved steel-toed boots
- Semester 2 (February to June 2023), Monday to Thursday, 8:30 – 11:30 am
- There will be some full days on Mondays and Tuesdays in order to access programming at SAIT’s Point Trotter campus. These dates will be shared in advance.
Program Delivery and Location
- In-person at SAIT main campus and Point Trotter
- Note that bussing to Point Trotter will be arranged to and from the SAIT main campus.
How to Apply
- The application deadline for February 2023 programming has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!
- Applications for Summer and Fall 2023 programs will be posted in Spring 2023 – check back often!
The application deadline for February 2023 has now passed. Please talk to your home high school Off-campus Coordinator or Guidance Counsellor to start planning for future programs!