Apprentice Success Services
From the moment you start your apprenticeship to your final day of training, we're here to help you every step of the way. There are many services and resources tailored to apprentices, providing you with the support to succeed in your program.
Get ready for training
Free online assessment of mathematics and reading skills
If you've been out of school for some time and thought your math or reading skills might need sharpening, SAIT offers courses to help you prepare for training.
Take a free online assessment to check your current math and reading levels, and we will give you suggestions for what to do next, based on your results.
Apprenticeship preparation courses
PREP 145 Orientation for Apprentices
PREP 145 is a free study skills course just for apprentices — and the smartest six hours you'll spend at SAIT. Discover your learning style, develop memory techniques, learn effective ways to conquer your modules, get tips on how to write multiple choice tests and prepare for your apprenticeship exam.
You are required to take this course by the end of the first week of training. PREP 145 will get you ready to hit the ground running and help you get the most out of your experience at SAIT.
PREP 145 is offered in the evenings on Mondays and Wednesdays; or Tuesdays and Thursdays; or a full day on Saturday. This course fills quickly, so choose your dates below and reserve your seat now — please have your SAIT ID number ready.
|April 9 and 11||Monday and Wednesday||6 - 9 pm||Register now!|
|April 21||Saturday||9 am - 4 pm||Register now!|
|April 24 and 26||Tuesday and Thursday||6 - 9 pm||Register now!|
|May 1 and 3||Tuesday and Thursday||6 - 9 pm||Register now!|
*Please note registration for sessions closes 2 business days before the course date.
MATH 145 Mathematics Preparation for Apprentices
Learn fundamental algebra and geometry, including the definitions of key terms, calculations and problem-solving.
This course has 18 hours of instruction over six sessions.
Check out upcoming dates and register now for either MATH 145 and PREP 145.
|April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19||Tuesday and Thursday||6 - 9 pm||Register now!|
*Please note registration for sessions closes 2 business days before the course date. Due to the Easter long weekend, registration closes on March 28, 2018.
Technical Reading for Apprentices
Meet one-on-one with an academic coach to develop reading strategies and your vocabulary for trade-related documents and textbooks. Visit the Lamb Learner Success Centre in the Stan Grad Centre, Room MC221 or book an appointment by calling 403.284.8082.
Accessibility support for apprentices
If you have a disability and need accommodations for exams, you must provide recent documentation of the disability to Apprenticeship Industry Training and Accessibility Services. For support during your apprenticeship program, you must meet with a SAIT accessibility advisor two months before training begins, each year of your program. Call 403.774.5093 or email email@example.com to make an appointment.
While in training
Learning coach for SAIT apprentices
SAIT has a learning coach to help you with your studies. They can provide you with:
- Personalized coaching on topics like reading, memory strategies, studying for exams and taking multiple choice trade exams.
- Referrals to other tutoring resources, student counselling and Accessibility Services.
Apprentice success seminars
- Test preparation
- Time management
- Reading strategies for textbooks and modules
- Listening and note taking
- Memory retention tools
- Strategies for multiple choice exams
Tutoring is offered on a drop-in basis to review general and math concepts covered in regular classes. For a schedule of drop-in times related to your trade, visit the Lamb Learner Success Centre, MC 221 in the Stan Grad Centre or book an appointment by calling 403.284.8082 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.