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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! 

Upcoming DatesDaysTime
Feb. 12 and 14 Monday and Wednesday 6 - 9 pm Register now!
Feb. 24 Saturday 9 am - 4 pm Register now!
Feb. 27 and March 1 Tuesday and Thursday 6 - 9 pm Register now!

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.  

Upcoming DatesDaysTime
Feb. 6, 8, 13, 15, 20 and 22 Tuesday and Thursday 6 - 9 pm Register now!
April 3, 5, 10, 12, 17 and 19 Tuesday and Thursday 6 - 9 pm Registration TBA

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 accessibility@sait.ca 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:

Visit the Lamb Learner Success Centre in the Stan Grad Centre, Room MC221, book an appointment by calling 403.284.8082 or email academic.coaching@sait.ca for more information or to register.

Apprentice Success Seminars

SAIT offers seminars geared specifically to apprentices to help you improve your studying and learning skills. Topics include:

  • Test preparation
  • Time management
  • Reading strategies for textbooks and modules
  • Listening and note taking
  • Memory retention tools
  • Strategies for multiple choice exams

Choose a seminar to attend. Visit the Lamb Learner Success Centre in the Stan Grad Centre, Room MC221, book an appointment by calling 403.284.8082 or email academic.coaching@sait.ca for more information.

Apprentice Tutoring

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 in the Stan Grad Centre, Room MC221, book an appointment by calling 403.284.8082 or email tutoring@sait.ca.