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Employers

Many employers specifically ask for Technology Professionals Saskatchewan registered professionals when conducting searches for technology professionals. In addition, many employers have a differentiated pay scale for professional Applied Science Technologists (A.Sc.T.) and Certified Technicians (C.Tech.).

By recognizing Technology Professionals Saskatchewan, companies are essentially pre-screening qualified registered professionals who have proven academic backgrounds by nationally-recognized standards and acceptable professional technical experience.

The employer has extra assurance that Technology Professionals Saskatchewan registrants are bound to a professional Code of Ethics and Practice Guidelines with disciplinary processes.

A Benefit to Employers

  • Technology Professionals Saskatchewan Registration removes the guesswork from the hiring process for the employer. An individual's competence is established through evaluations to ensure that the highest standards are maintained.
  • Registrants abide by a professional Code of Ethics and Practice Guidelines.
  • Registrants have an obvious commitment to their careers, and a great deal of pride in their achievements. Such individuals have proven to be excellent employees.
  • Technology Professionals Saskatchewan offers information on recognized technology programs overseas.
  • An employment referral service for employers is available. Employers are urged to contact the Technology Professionals Saskatchewan office for the latest information on Technology Professionals Saskatchewan registrants available for employment.
  • A newsletter, where employers can advertise, is also published.
  • Technology Professionals Saskatchewan offers its members attractive life and disability insurance programs. These can lessen the demands on your company's benefit programs.
  • An employee's professional title and registration in a professional association are of benefit to the employer when used in your "company brochure".
  • Technology Professionals Saskatchewan gives your employee a variety of professional development opportunities, as well as active participation in the Association with networking opportunities.
  • Registered professionals may qualify for a U.S. visa under the Free Trade Agreement.
  • Please refer to Employment Opportunities Criteria for Posting if you have an employment opportunity you wish to post with Technology Professionals Saskatchewan.

Why Hire Technology Professionals Saskatchewan Registrants?

In any company, hiring the right person to do the best job is always of the utmost importance. Technology Professionals Saskatchewan registrants are qualified individuals who take pride in their work and profession.

As a registrant of Technology Professionals Saskatchewan, your employee would be assured of having:

  • Recognized registration.
  • Proficiency in their field of expertise.
  • Code of Ethics and Practice Guidelines to abide by.
  • A keen awareness to technological change.

What is an Applied Science Technologist?

The Applied Science Technologist (A.Sc.T.) is a professional who assumes and exercises independent judgment to develop and manage technology. This is achieved by the accumulation of academic training and related experience in the application of known principles of sciences and mathematics. The registered technologist is a graduate of a recognized technology diploma program (typically two or three years duration) or equivalent, and who has completed two or more years of progressive experience in an area of work directly related to the program and who has received favourable supervisory references.

An Applied Science Technologist studied a curriculum based on a core of applied sciences which are used in solving technical problems or managing technology. The curriculum includes the fundamentals of applied science or engineering technology applicable to a particular discipline or specialty of technology. Academic and theoretical portions of the technical curriculum is reinforced by laboratory experiments and exercises, and field work.

The A.Sc.T. may carry out a wide range of complex analytical work either independently or under general direction. Typical activities include design, production, marketing, testing, quality control, estimation, surveying, inspection, diagnostic evaluation, supervision, management, technical sales and teaching. Such activities may be carried out in association with other professionals.

The Technologist uses an applied approach based on a comprehensive understanding of a specific technology. The technologist evaluates assignments, determines procedures and implements solutions; schedules work to meet objectives, participate in short and long-range planning and may become involved in developing and promoting conceptual change.

Technologists may assume managerial or administrative responsibility for a wide range of technical endeavours. The technologist may supervise and coordinate a diverse working group and train less experienced professional staff.

What is a Certified Technician?

The Certified Technician (C.Tech.) is a professional who carries out responsible and varied technical tasks usually in a specialized portion of the fields of applied science or engineering technology. The technician is a graduate of a recognized certificate program (typically one or two years in duration) or equivalent, who has completed two or more years of progressive experience in an area of work directly related to the program and who has received favourable supervisory references.

The Certified Technician studied a curriculum based on a core of applied mathematics and science fundamentals. Academic and theoretical training is reinforced by laboratory and project experience amounting to approximately one third of the total program.

The Certified Technician uses a practical approach in solving technical problems based upon a detailed understanding of standard methods and techniques. The technician works under general supervision. Typical activities include testing, trouble-shooting, inspection, calibration, design drafting, quality control, maintenance, modeling, data compilation estimation, sales, surveying, and field supervision.

Co-operative Education Students Benefit to Employers

    

A positive step for employers that can provide a quick return on investment is the addition of Co-operative Education Students to your labour force. Students represent the labour force of tomorrow and the sooner employers tap into this developing labour pool, the sooner they can begin to resolve today's and tomorrow's manpower shortages.

The Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus (formerly SIAST Palliser Campus), has been offering Business and Engineering Technology programs in the Co-operative Education format since 1984.

The Co-operative Education Staff at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus develop job opportunities that are related to the Co-op Students Programs. Students have been employed in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Ottawa, Montreal, and Yellowknife. Co-op students are certainly willing to travel.

The Co-operative Education Staff at Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus develop job opportunities that are related to the Co-op Students Programs. Students have been employed in Saskatchewan, Alberta, Manitoba, Ottawa, Montreal, and Yellowknife.  Co-op students are certainly willing to travel.

Perhaps you can see as an opportunity in your company to take advantage of the Co-operative Education Program. The primary benefit for students in the program is experience, but Co-operative Education is also designed to assist employers as well: staff on temporary leave; special projects that require extra help; entry level positions that can be filled by students on a temporary basis; evaluating students for permanent positions.

Co-operative Education offered through the Engineering Technology Division are: 

  • Architecture and Building
  • Civil, Environmental
  • Computer
  • Electrical
  • Engineering Design and Drafting
  • Geomatics
  • Instrumentation
  • Water Resources

Co-operative Education students are available on a year-round basis.;

For more information about the Co-operative Education Program and how it can benefit you, contact:

Saskatchewan Polytechnic Moose Jaw Campus

Tel:  (306) 691-8324
Email: coopeducation@saskpolytech.ca