Turning Points at SAIT

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The Turning Points program helps youth successfully explore post-secondary programs and career options.

Since 2018, SAIT's Turning Points program has helped more than 100 high school youth see themselves as successful learners, gaining a better understanding of their career options and the post-secondary programs offering training for those careers, and building confidence in their own capabilities. 

“Turning Points supports vulnerable youth in making well-informed and intentional decisions about their futures," says Rozlynn Wick, SAIT’s Project Manager for Strategic Youth Initiatives.

Turning Points — By the Numbers 


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"What I liked most about Turning Points was I had the chance to experience and try hands-on. It really helped me understand the importance of going to school and doing my work. It also helped me figure out what I wanted to do after high school."
— Program participant


Learn more about how SAIT’s Youth Engagement Strategy 2019/2022 is empowering youth to make informed choices on their learning pathways and about their futures.

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A program participant takes part in a medical simulation lab at SAIT.
students at table with food preparation
Participants are introduced to nutrition-focused career programs.
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Turning Point participants being introduced to hands-on lab experiences.
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Program participant uses Virtual Reality equipment at SAIT.

This story was originally written for the print version of the Fall 2022 issue of LINK magazine.