For 40 years, Southeast College has served the southeast region of the province. Its campuses in Estevan, Weyburn, Assiniboia, Moosomin, Indian Head, and Whitewood serve over 70 communities throughout 20,000 square kilometres and allow students to stay closer to home while getting the training they need.
The college delivers a diverse and flexible set of full and part-time programs, safety training, and education upgrading options. Full-time programs are accredited through Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Part-time credit programs make room for learning along with life, with courses that run evenings and weekends, allowing students to balance their other obligations, such as full-time jobs or family.
The college’s Saskatchewan Energy Training Institute offers training for life and work in the energy sector with a diverse selection that includes fall protection, ground disturbance, and first aid to enrich an employee’s opportunities. Many of the institute’s programs were developed with industry partners, such as Enform and the CAODC. Other Southeast College courses are also developed through consultations with the communities it serves; the customer service excellence workshop was created by request from the local business community.
Southeast College is also working with local businesses that qualify for the Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant (employers can find out how to qualify here: http://economy.gov.sk.ca/job-grant). With grant funding, employers can train new or existing employees for about a third of the cost, providing both value for employers and opportunities for employees to train for a new or better position. Training can be tailored to meet specific company or organization needs, allowing for flexible and successful programming that works for students and employers.
The college also offers adult basic education (ABE), a program for students who may not have completed high school or wish to improve their marks to allow them to be admitted to post-secondary training. Students can set their own pace, suited to their needs and abilities, and will be assessed by a qualified instructor at the start of their program to help set and meet goals for learning.
Southeast College is committed to dynamic, flexible programs for the communities it serves. It also offers labour market attachment specialists who create opportunities that turn students into employees, with training and support for students and potential employers.
For more information about Southeast College and Canada-Saskatchewan Job Grant training, or to find out about custom training options, contact the administrative office in Weyburn at 306-848-2525.
To see a complete listing of available safety courses, visit the website at http://www.southeastcollege.org/programs/seti/safety-classes.htm