SIAST

Established

1988

Main Campus

SIAST Administrative Offices
400 - 119 4th Avenue South
Saskatoon SK  S7K 5X2
Phone: (306) 659-3891
Toll free: 1-866-goSIAST (467-4278)
 


 

Campus Locations:

Saskatoon

Main Campus:  SIAST Kelsey Campus

 

Centres:

  • SIAST Kelsey Mining Engineering Technology Building
  • SIAST Kelsey 4th Avenue Centre
  • SIAST Kelsey Ave W Centre
  • SIAST Kelsey Commercial Pilot Centre
  • SIAST Kelsey E.A. Davies Building
  • SIAST Kelsey English Crescent Centre
  • SIAST Kelsey Ontario Ave Centre
     

Moose Jaw

SIAST Palliser Campus
 

Regina

Main Campus: SIAST Wascana Campus

Centre: SIAST Wascana Parkway Centre
 

Prince Albert

Main Campus:  SIAST Woodland Campus Technical Centre
Centre:  SIAST Woodland Campus Academic Centre

www.goSIAST.com

 

The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation. Through program and course registrations, SIAST serves 26,000 distinct students with programs that touch every sector of the economy.

Institutional Data from 2011-2012 Academic Year

Students

Full-time students 11,703
Part-time students 1,295
Total For-Credit Enrolment (Headcount) 12,998

 

Apprenticeship students 5,176
Full time International students (including ESL) 131

Annual intake of new students

2011-2012 3,378

 

Academics

Joint Bachelor's Degrees 2
Diplomas 52
Certificates 88
Apprenticeship Programs 23
Graduate Certificates 12

 

Graduation Data:

Total Graduates, academic year 2011-12 3,622
Graduate employment rate 92%

Quick Facts about SIAST

  • 93% of SIAST grads surveyed after six months were employed
  • Employers love SIAST grads - almost 97% said they'd hire another SIAST grad
  • SIAST gives away more than $1.3 million in student awards annually
  • More than 98% of SIAST grads rate overall program quality as good to excellent
  • More than 91% of Aboriginal students say they'd recommend SIAST to a friend
  • Almost 3,000 SIAST students declare themselves as having Aboriginal ancestry - that's more than any other post-secondary institution in the province

 

Applied Research & Innovation Services

SIAST is known for its excellence in teaching and its quick response to the demands of the Saskatchewan labour force. Through partnerships with business and industry, we ensure our curriculum matches opportunities and needs in the workplace  an approach that results in high employer satisfaction with SIAST graduates. SIAST activities encourage new businesses, assist existing businesses, and create long-term economic growth.

SIAST is the province’s primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, and as such, the applied research we engage in is primarily of a technical nature.

SIAST’s research strategy focuses on fostering areas of existing and emerging strengths as well as undertaking a wide range of scholarly activities in support of our educational goals. Theseresearch endeavors focus on activities with an appropriate degree of educational, technological, industrial and commercial relevance where partnerships lead to benefits for the institution; business, industry or academic partners; and students. While all individual and collaborative research is encouraged, SIAST has identified four distinct areas of importance to the province of Saskatchewan.

 

The areas of focus as related to applied research and innovation at SIAST are:

 

• urban development

• environment and natural resources

• health education, and

• information technology and communications

For more information, please visit http://goSIAST.com/research

SIAST is renowned for its expertise in:

 

Applied/Visual Media
Aviation
Business
Education and Early Learning
Engineering Technology
Health Services
Hospitality
Human Services
Industrial/Trades
Justice
Natural Resources
Nursing
Science
Technology

Newcomer Integration

 

Through part-time, full-time, day or evening classes SIAST offers English for Post-Secondary Success (EPSS), Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada (LINC), English as a Second Language (ESL) and International English Language Testing System (IELTS) and the Canadian English Language Proficiency Index Program (CELPIP). All five programs offered through Basic Education at SIAST will help you improve your speaking, listening, reading and writing skills. SIAST offers English language training and testing services to both newcomers to Canada and to individuals who want to improve in English.

International Activities and International Educational Partnerships

Training and Consulting Services

 

As Saskatchewan’s primary provider of skills and technical training, we bring vast resources and expertise to international education partnerships. SIAST has experience working in over 30 countries where we:

·         Broker our certificate and diploma programs through partner institutions

·         Educate and train using web-based technologies as well as remote classroom and lab settings

·         Identify opportunities to deliver training, consulting services, applied research and other studies in support of international development

·         Provide technical and academic expertise to educational facilities and to government organizations in developing countries

·         Collaborate to improve local training partners’ capacity in skilled human resources

·         Assist governments overseas to improve labour market relevancy and accessibility of skills training systems

·         Co-ordinate activities with international and national funding agencies

 

Recent Projects

 

 www.siast.sk.ca/about/departments/business_development/international-projects.shtml

International Education

SIAST International Education recruitsstudents from around the world to study at SIAST campuses in Saskatchewan, Canada.

International Education also manages the brokering of SIAST programming internationally at select partner institutions outside Canada.

Students can study in their home country at a local cost and achieve Canadian certification by taking SIAST diploma programs through partner institutions outside Canada. They can obtain the same credential offered on-campus in Saskatchewan, Canada.

SIAST has partnerships with educational institutions abroad where local faculties deliver programming in English. Instructors are qualified with either master’s or doctoral degrees.

SIAST is currently active in the following locations:
Ho Chi Minh City University of Industry (HUI), Vietnam - goSIAST.com/hui
Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD), Mauritius - goSIAST.com/mitd

 

Top 5 countries of origin of International Students:

1.      India

2.      China

3.      South Korea

4.      Nigeria

5.      Pakistan

6.      Vietnam


Contact Information

President:
Dr. Larry Rosia
President and CEO
Tel (306) 659-3801
larry.rosia@siast.sk.ca

Vice Presidents
Arnold Boldt
Provost and Vice President, Academic (Interim)
Tel (306) 659-3806
boldta@siast.sk.ca

Cheryl Schmitz
CFO and Vice President, Administrative Services (Interim)
Tel (306) 659-3804
cheryl.schmitz@siast.sk.ca

Anne Neufeld
Vice-President, Strategy and Advancement (Interim)
(306) 659-3792
anne.neufeld@siast.sk.ca

Associate Vice-Presidents
David Harvey
Associate Vice-President, Business Development and Advancement
(306) 659-3783
harvey@siast.sk.ca

Gary Earles
Associate Vice-President, Human Resources
(306) 659-3796
gary.earles@siast.sk.ca

Garth McCormick
Associate Vice-President, Information Technology Services
(306) 659-3705
garth.mccormick@siast.sk.ca

Cheryl Schmitz
Associate Vice-President, Financial Services
(306) 659-3811
cheryl.schmitz@siast.sk.ca

Susan McIntyre
Associate Vice-President, Student Affairs
(306) 659-3812
susan.mcintyre@siast.sk.ca

Patricia Gillies
Associate Vice-President, Communications and Marketing
(306) 659-3782
patricia.gillies@siast.sk.ca

Mark Fachada
Associate Vice-President, Facilities Management
(306) 659-6969
mark.fachada@siast.sk.ca

Research and Innovation:
Cristina Holguin-Pando
Director of Applied Research
(306) 775-7723
cristina.holguin-pando@siast.sk.ca

 


 

 

 

What People are Saying

Our government shares Polytechnics Canada’s vision of supporting promising applied research and developing the ideas and skills needed in the workplace to help Canadian firms develop new products and adopt innovative processes and technologies.

James Rajotte, Member of Parliament - Nov. 13, 2012