The RDIEC, is a non-profit corporation established in 2013 as a result of industry education councils being highlighted as best practice in the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth Vision 2020, produced by the government of Saskatchewan. The RDIEC provides a venue for an effective long term sustainable partnership between Industry and Education. The role of the RDIEC is to provide career development opportunities for youth, educators, and career practitioners through programming and information services in the Regina area. The long term vision of the RDIEC is to create a community of shared responsibility, preparing youth for quality careers. Acting as ...
The RDIEC, is a non-profit corporation established in 2013 as a result of industry education councils being highlighted as best practice in the Saskatchewan Plan for Growth Vision 2020, produced by the government of Saskatchewan. The RDIEC provides a venue for an effective long term sustainable partnership between Industry and Education. The role of the RDIEC is to provide career development opportunities for youth, educators, and career practitioners through programming and information services in the Regina area. The long term vision of the RDIEC is to create a community of shared responsibility, preparing youth for quality careers. Acting as a conduit of career information between students and employers, the RDIEC work supports the goal of smooth transitions for all students.
The RDIEC office is located at Campus Regina Public with furnishings, space and technical support supplied in- kind by the Regina Public School Board. A fourteen member RDIEC Board with equal representation from industry and education oversees the work of the RDIEC. The education portion of the RDIEC Board of Directors is comprised of education representatives from: Regina Public School Division, Regina Catholic School Division, and Prairie Valley School Division, the File Hills Qu’Appelle Tribal Council, SATCC, SIAST, and University of Regina.
1. Career Spotlights
Career Spotlights provide an opportunity for interested Grade 10-12 students to obtain information about a specific career area. Presenters describe what they do in their jobs, why they got involved in their profession, and what they perceive to be the challenges and the rewards. Students are also involved in an activity which demonstrates some aspect of the presenter's work world.
2. Career Connections Program.
goal of this program is to offer basic employment skills and safety credentialing
to assist the students as they prepare to transition to the work force. In 2017-18
three Career Connections were offered focusing on the areas of Auto Body repair,
Machining and Bricklaying. Participating
students complete the Safety Construction Orientation Training (SCOT).
3. Summer Apprenticeship Credit Program for Grades 10-11
The Summer Apprenticeship Program (SAP) focuses on grade 10 and 11 students looking to explore occupations in the trades. Through the SAP program students have an opportunity to access paid employment for 8 weeks during July and August, earn up to two high school apprenticeship credits, and document hours towards their apprenticeship on a 6A form. They also receive Early Safety Training, free of charge, through the RDIEC partnership with the Saskatchewan Safety Council. Students are required to complete the online Young Workers Readiness Certificate, Safety Construction Orientation Training (SCOT) and Career Safety Training before beginning their work placement.
4. Establish Summer Skills Camp Programs
The RDIEC organized four Middle Level (Grade 7-9 students) Summer Skills Camps in partnership with Skills Canada Saskatchewan, Regina Trades & Skills Centre, Miller High School, Greenall High School, the Canadian Manufactures and Exporters Council, and the Canadian Welding Foundation.
5. Parents as Career Coaches
The theme for the event was “Funding Your Child’$ Education”. Over 70 parents and students attended the event. Breakout session topics included Applying for Band Funding, Co-op Programs, and Apprenticeship, Applying for Scholarships and the Regina Trades and Skills Centre. Representatives from Gabriel Technical Institute (GTI), Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology (SIIT), Saskatchewan Polytechnic, University of Regina, Carleton Trail College, the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC), the Canadian Armed Forces and the Regina Trades and Skills Centre were in attendance to answer questions. A $500 dollar bursary, offered in partnership with the Regina District Chamber of Commerce (RDCC), was awarded to a student from an FHQTC school.
6. Try A Career Day for Grade 9 students.
The annual Regina District Industry Education Council “Grade 9 Try a Career Days” is hosted at the Balgonie Multiplex and Skating Rink in May. The event brings together almost 3000 grade 9 students from the Regina region over three days. Every student in attendance participated in a WorkSafe Saskatchewan presentation focusing on work place hazards, and worker’s rights and responsibilities. The students also received two pairs of safety glasses as a reminder to wear personal protective equipment when performing certain hazardous jobs. They are encouraged to keep one pair for themselves and give the second pair to someone who would benefit from them, to spread the message of work place safety. Students also participate hands on activities, profiling everything from bricklaying to aesthetics.
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