Community-based organizations and businesses hiring from non-traditional labour pools rely on Tourism Saskatchewan’s Ready to Work program to develop a stable workforce. Camp services and health institutions, which employ a number of tourism occupations, also benefit from the program.
Ready to Work
Job readiness and career training program
Community-based organizations and businesses rely on Tourism Saskatchewan’s Ready to Work program to develop a stable workforce. Camp services and health institutions, which employ a number of tourism occupations, also benefit from the program.
Ready to Work offers essential skills training for the tourism sector. The program assists unemployed or under-employed individuals in finding and retaining employment, or returning to school. Training is available in a wide range of occupations, particularly in the food and beverage and accommodation industries.
includes, but not limited to:
- Self–esteem and Confidence
- Value Safety
- Workplace Etiquette
- Working with Others
- Time and Stress Management
- Communications Skills
- Safety and Sanitation
- Problem Solving
- Conflict Resolution
- Line Cook/Prep cook
- Food and Beverage/Banquet Server/Bartender
- Front Desk/Reservation Sales
- Hospitality Attendant
Cook Apprentice online training
Online option for Cook Apprentices that provides training equivalent to the current block-release or day-release programs offered on Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses. Program options are available for Year 1 (Level One), Year 2 (Level Two) and Year 3 (Level Three) courses.
Cook Upgrading online training
Prepares individuals to challenge the Cook Interprovincial Journeyperson examination and provides an accelerated path for experienced cooks to earn Red Seal certification.
A series of online courses and practical training to help frontline cooks earn Line Cook emerit Professional Certification over 12 months, with 1,200 hours of work experience in the occupation.
For more information about
- Establishing a Ready to Work program in your community
- Training new recruits in your workplace
- Hiring qualified RTW graduates
- Lynne Kennedy, Workforce Development Consultant, 306-933-7187, toll-free 1-800-331-1529 or firstname.lastname@example.org
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2018 Premier’s Award For Excellence In The Public Service
The Ready to Work, Tourism Careers Team has provided training and work experience in more than 50 Saskatchewan communities. Since its launch in 1994, Ready to Work has mentored more than 5,600 participants, achieving an average completion rate of over 85 per cent and an employment or returned-to-school rate of over 80 per cent.
The success of the Ready to Work program is a result of the trust and partnership of local administrations, Indigenous communities, First Nations tribal councils, economic development agencies and educational institutions, including:
- Open Door Society, Global Gathering Place
- Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
- Regina First Nations Employment Centre
- Regina/Treaty Status Indian Service Inc.
- Regina and Saskatoon Trades & Skills Centres
- Battlefords Tribal Council
- Border City Chief
- Whitecap Development Corporation
- Primrose Lake Economic Development Corporation
- Beauval Development Inc.
- Northern Career Quest
- Saskatoon Public School Division
- Nutana Collegiate
- Northern Lights School Division
- Saskatchewan's Regional Colleges
- Saskatchewan Polytechnic