SK Poly Program Explorer

GAP Year Organizations

Want to explore options after high school check out these organizations for more information.


Want to learn French?

Explore is a five-week intensive language-learning program for grade 11 & 12 students who want
to learn or want to continue to learn French as an additional language. Participants will receive a
$2200 bursary and have the opportunity to experience another region of Canada.


Skills Canada – Saskatchewan

Skills Canada is a great opportunity for students to demonstrate their skills and have fun. Students
learn about the skilled trades and technology careers through hands-on activities and

REGISTRATION: Starts Feb. 14, 2022


RDIEC Career Connections

The RDIEC’s Career Connections program provides an opportunity for interested Grade 10-12 students to obtain entry level skills and industry recognized safety training certification.  Participating students also have the opportunity to obtain a high school credit upon completion of the work experience component.

This program involves three (3) steps:  

         1.  Skill Acquisition – This is an introduction to the career area through basic skill development.  During this phase, the students will acquire industry specific entry level skills in the career highlighted.

         2.  Safety Training – A and B are found at Career Safety Education.  C is found at SK Construction Association

Students will have to complete the following:

        A) Young Workers Readiness Certificate.

        B) Mental Health Wellness Training

        C) SCOT (Safety Construction Orientation Training)  A pin number will be given to access this site.

         D) Plus additional 

        3.  Career Work Exploration Credit – it students would like to continue this program and earn a Career and Work Exploration credit, there is the option for them to complete a work experience placement.

Students should be interested in the skilled trades and have time in their personal schedules to fulfill the commitment of this program.  Students must dress appropriately for working in this industry and steel toed boots are required.  

*** Students will also have to provide a proof of vaccination or a proof of a negative Covid 19 test. (The student will have to pay for this test and bring the proof of negative results with them each week)  

RDIEC Career Connections in March will include: (Stay tuned for more information.)

  • Masonry (open to all students).
  • Carpentry (open to female students only)
  • Auto Body (open to underrepresented students—Indigenous, female, people with disabilities, newcomers)


Friendly City Optimist Club Essay Contest

Enter to win a $2500 Scholarship

Eligibility: Students under age 19 as of October 1, 2022

Official Topic: “How does an optimist mindset change my tomorrow?”


  • 700-800 words.
  • Hyphenated words count as one word.
  • Title, Footnotes and Biography (are not included in word count).

Deadline: February 11, 2022

Send to or contact: Lloyd Pethick at 306-694-4121, 278 Wellington Drive, Moose Jaw, SK S6K 1A4

Spotlight on Careers

Saskatoon Industry Education Council

See Your Future

See Your Future Event

Great career event for grade 10, 11 and 12 students

Date: Tuesday, November 2
We will leave at 8:45 and returning to Vanier at 230 for period 5.

Attached is a permission form, or you can pick up a hardcopy outside room 130.
The deadline to register and pay for this event is Tuesday, October 26.

U of R Accelerated Program

University Classes in Grade 12

Are you interested in getting started in university classes while still in high school?
If the answer is yes, you should consider the U of R Accelerated Program.

Winter 2022 (Feb – May)
Classes and Possible Dual Credits: English 100, Art 220, Business 100, Indigenous Studies 100 and Anthropology 100

Website and Registration Information:

Vanier Letter to Gr. 12 Parents/Students

Information on services and resources for grade 12 students and parents.