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Post Graduation Planning

Post-Graduation Overview

How to successfully plan for Post-Graduation

 

myBlueprint is an online resource that all students in Regina Public Schools have access to. It syncs with PowerSchool to provide an accurate look at what post-secondary courses and programs students can get into across Canada.

 A few other features include:

  • Interest inventories that can help students to narrow their focus based off of what is of interest to them.
  • Resume and cover letter builder. You enter the information, and it formats it for you. It makes building a resume the easiest part of finding a job.
  • Pre-employment planning.
  • Job searching.

 To access your account visit www.myblueprint.ca/rbe

  • Students create an account unique to their email address. You will need your Saskatchewan Ministry of Education ID number (available in PowerSchool or from the high school admin office) and your birthdate
  • Follow the Login and Signup instructions

If you need help with your account, talk to your homeroom teacher or the high school admin office for assistance.

 

Applying for Saskatchewan Post-Secondary

Each institution has different admission requirements, application processes and admission deadlines. Please make sure to be aware of this information by visiting individual post-secondary institutions websites.  Below is a list of Saskatchewan Post-Secondary Institutions that students may wish to apply for, however please note that many RCS graduates have also chosen to attend institutions outside of Saskatchewan and internationally.

 

 

 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic has First Qualified First Admitted (FQFA) programs and High Demand Programs. FQFA means that when registration opens on September 1, the seats could fill up if there are enough applicants. Apply ASAP. High Demand Programs which are open until February 15. For more information on deadlines, click here.

  • Click here for the application process to apply to Saskatchewan Polytechnic
  • Click here for the entrance requirements that are unique to each program for Saskatchewan Polytechnic

 

  • Click here for the application process to apply to the University of Saskatchewan
  • Click here for the entrance requirements for the University of Saskatchewan

 

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technology

  • Click here for a complete list of training programs offered
  • Click here for a complete list of Career Centre supports that help learners develop skills and also provide opportunities to establish careers in construction and other industrial sectors.

 

 

Gabriel Dumont Institute

  • Click here for a complete list of programs and courses offered.

 

Entering the Trades

Entrance requirements for the trades very, please visit http://saskapprenticeship.ca/entrance-requirements-for-apprenticeship-training/ for up-to-date information.

There are three ways to enter the Trades.

  • 1) Direct Entry- Find an employer who will to provide the necessary on-the-job training and supervision. This would then lead to entering into an apprenticeship contract with the employer and registered through the Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission (SATCC). By logging hours through regular work, your employer will help you reach the required hours before moving on to attend technical training.
  • 2) Pre-Employment- This would be registering at a technical institution and starting the technical training. After you complete your training you must find your own employment, similar to how you would have to look for one if you were to go the direct entry method.
  • 3) Regina Trades and Skills Centre- Looks at what industry need when creating their training programs. It is a competitive application process and is free of cost. Upon successful completion of RTSC course they guarantee work placement with business in the Regina area. For more information visit: http://www.rtsc.org/ In the spring of each year they offer the 12 to Trades program which is an opportunity to enter the trades directly.

If you are interested in the Trades, please consider signing up for the Saskatchewan Youth Apprenticeship program. Ask the high school admin office how this can be done.

Benefits include:

  • waiver of SATCC registration fee (currently $200)
  • no charge for first level of technical training tuition
  • 300 hours of trade time credit

For the most up to date information on the trades visit www.saskapprenticeship.ca 

 

Scholarships and Financial Assistance

  • 1) Scholarships do not simply fall into a student’s lap. It takes time and effort to find scholarships that you are eligible for. It is important to be prepared for applying for scholarships as often they require letters of reference, transcripts, or a personal reflection. Here are some tips on how to be prepared for applying for scholarships.
  • 2) Student Service offices are often notified about community scholarships, which we make available to students through the Regina Public Schools website and posters outside of guidance. This list is not comprehensive, and students are encouraged to search out additional scholarship opportunities.
  • 3) In the spring of each year, application forms are made available for Internal Scholarships. Please talk with your advisory teacher or guidance for more information.
  • 4) Every post-secondary institution has their own entrance scholarships. It is important to look at the institutions you are applying or have been accepted to so that you do not miss out.

University of Regina Scholarships click here UofR video and help resources                 

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Scholarships and Application Dates click here

University of Saskatchewan Scholarships click here

  • 5) Student Loans: In Saskatchewan, students who apply for Student Loans are automatically considered for three forms of financial assistance. In addition to student loans, you will also be automatically considered for grants and bursaries from both the Government of Canada and the Government of Saskatchewan. That is money for school that students won't need to ever pay back! Last year, 56% of the Saskatchewan assistance provided was non-repayable. Fall applications for student loans will be available online in June at www.canlearn.ca.  You can also visit their website now and try out the Student Financial Assistance Estimator and find out based on your financial situation, how much funding you may be eligible for to attend a post-secondary institution.
  • 6) There are many other opportunities for funding and here are just a few to get you started:

Scholarships Canada      www.scholarshipscanada.com 

Universities of Canada      www.univcan.ca 

Disability Awards      www.disabilityawards.ca 

Fun Your Future      www.fundyourfuture.ca 

Yconic      http://yconic.com 

Academic Invest      http://scholarships.academicinvest.com 

Government of Saskatchewan

www.saskatchewan.ca/residents/education-and-learning/scholarships-bursaries-grants 

 

Requesting Transcripts

  • While some institutions will accept school verified copies of transcripts for conditional acceptance, it is the student’s responsibility to order their transcripts to be sent directly from the Ministry of Education to the post-secondary institution of choice as these are required for final admission. We recommend getting official transcripts sent at the time of application, as well as pre-ordering them to be sent at the end of semester 1 and semester 2. The base fee for a request is $20, and a student may select up to 5 destinations (or times) in one request for $20. Transcripts can be requested here.