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Start Smart.... With Essential Work Skills

Program Start: 30 November -0001 - In Session
Location: Tisdale
Credit Granting Institution: Cumberland College
Length: 5 Weeks


Training and Work Placement Opportunities for Adults 18 years of age and older

This program is targeted to job seekers who are interested in securing employment in the service, retail, hospitality and tourism industry. Successful participants will receive certification in First Aid/CPR, WHMIS, and Food Safe. Includes 90 hours of Saskatchewan Tourism and Education Council Training and 30 hours of work placement.

The Program has three main components:

  1. Pre-training certification in (must complete this phase of the program to be considered for the remaining two phases)  
    • WHMIS
    • Employment Readiness
    • Safe Food Handling
  1. 90 hours of classroom training in STEC and service industry training - November 21 - December 16, 2016
    • Build on your employment skills essential to the world of work
    • Learn strategies and tools to assist with job search
    • Develop resumes, cover letters and interview techniques
    • CPR/First Aid AED
  1. 30 hours of work-based training 
    • Participants will be placed in a work placement setting to gain experience in a local business.
    • Heighten awareness of the local job market through worksite tours, information interviews and employer panels

There is no income support built into the Start Smart Project so participants are responsible for their own living expenses, transportation and childcare arrangements while in the program. Participants may remain on their current source of funding while taking the program.


Admission Requirements: Must be 18 years of age or older


If you have further questions please contact Corinne Lam Ma, Manager of Learner Services by phone at 306-873-3844 or by email.