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Apprentice Success Services

We are here to support you every step of the way, from when you begin your apprenticeship to your final day of training. We have tailored our services and resources to provide you with the support you need to succeed in your program.

Training preparation

If you've been out of school for some time and your math, reading and study skills could use some sharpening, we offer courses to help you prepare for training.

Start by assessing your current math and reading skills. Based on your quiz results, we can suggest next steps. Then register in an orientation session that works with your schedule and in our math skills preparation course.

Math skills assessment quiz

Take our free online assessment to check your current mathematics skills. Based on the results, we will give you suggestions for what you can do to prepare for training.

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Reading skills assessment quiz

Take our free online assessment to check your current academic reading skills. Based on the results, we will give you suggestions for what you can do to prepare for training.

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PREP 145: Orientation for Apprentices

PREP 145 is a free study skills course 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.

Note: Apprentices are required to take this course by the end of the first week of training.

DatesDaysTime
Jan. 2 and 3 Wednesday and Thursday 6 - 9 pm
Feb. 11 and 13 Monday and Wednesday 6 - 9 pm
Feb. 23 Saturday 9 am - 4 pm
Feb. 26 and 28 Tuesday and Thursday 6 - 9 pm

*Please note registration for sessions closes two business days before the course date.

The PREP 145 course fills quickly so reserve your spot as soon as possible and make sure to have your SAIT ID number ready.

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MATH 145: Math Prep for Apprentices

Build your fundamental math skills in algebra and geometry with this free course for apprentices. MATH 145 includes 18 hours of in-class instruction offered over six sessions.

DatesDaysTime
Feb. 5 - 21 Tuesdays and Thursdays 6 - 9 pm

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Apprentices support and resources

Accessibility Services

If you have a disability and need accommodations for exams, you must provide documentation to Accessibility Services as well as to Apprenticeship Industry Training.

For support during your apprenticeship program at SAIT, you will need to meet with an Accessibility Advisor two months before training begins, for each year the program is running.

Contact Accessibility Services

accessibility.services@sait.ca
403.774.5093
Lamb Learner Success Centre, MC221, Stan Grad Centre

Academic Coaching

SAIT provides academic coaching to help you with your studies:

  • personalized coaching on topics like reading, memory strategies, studying for exams and taking multiple choice trade exams
  • referrals to tutoring services, student counselling and Accessibility Services

Technical reading for apprentices

Meet one-on-one with an academic coach to develop reading strategies and vocabulary for trade-related documents and textbooks.

Contact Academic Coaching

academic.coaching@sait.ca 
403.284.8082
Lamb Learner Success Centre, MC221, Stan Grad Centre

Success seminars

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

Topics covered:

  • test preparation
  • time management
  • reading strategies for textbooks and modules
  • listening and note taking
  • memory retention tools
  • strategies for multiple choice exams

Visit Academic Coaching or email academic.coaching@sait.ca for the current success seminar schedule. 

Contact Academic Coaching

academic.coaching@sait.ca 
403.284.8082
Lamb Learner Success Centre, MC221, Stan Grad Centre

Tutoring Services

Tutoring is offered for current students on a drop-in basis to review general and math concepts covered in regular classes.

Schedule for January - June 2019

TradeDaysTimeRoom
Carpentry Tuesday 6:50 - 7:50 am TT234
Electrician Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:50 - 7:50 am TT313
Millwright/Machinist Wednesday 6:50 - 7:50 am TT239
Pipe Trades Tuesday and Thursday 6:50 - 7:50 am CB020
Sheet Metal/Insulator Wednesday 6:50 - 7:50 am CB204
Welding Thursday 6:50 - 7:50 am CA330


Tutoring schedules may be subject to change. Visit Tutoring Services,  email tutoring@sait.ca, or drop by MC221, Stan Grad Centre to learn more about tutoring and to check the current schedules. 

Contact Tutoring Services

tutoring@sait.ca
403.284.8082
Lamb Learner Success Centre, MC221, Stan Grad Centre

Contact Apprentice Success Services

apprentice.success@sait.ca
403.284.8082
Lamb Learner Success Centre, MC221, Stan Grad Centre

Hours of operation

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Monday - Friday 8 am - 4 pm
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