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New partnership aims to build pipeline for oil and gas talent in S.K.

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June 5, 2024
By Talent Canada


The Saskatchewan Distance Learning Centre (Sask DLC) and Teine Energy will work together to develop new oil and gas courses for high school students.

Through this partnership, students will learn about the importance of the oil and gas industry and career opportunities in Saskatchewan’s energy industry, while local companies will receive support in building a future workforce to meet consumer demands.

“This partnership is a great example of innovation that will support our province’s growing economy while providing students the chance to explore the wealth of career opportunities available to them right here at home,” Premier Scott Moe said. “These new courses will include work placement opportunities for students and will foster the development of a skilled workforce for our province.”

Through the agreement, Teine Energy will collaborate with educators at Sask DLC to develop online Oil and Gas 20 and 30 courses. In each course, students will take 50 hours of online theory and 50 hours of work placement, giving them hands-on learning experiences while they explore potential career paths.

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Teine Energy is providing a total of $150,000 over two years to support both the development of the new online courses and the coordination of student work placements. Teine Energy is dedicated to meeting the demand for domestically produced, environmentally responsible energy, and has operations in southwest Saskatchewan, near Kindersley and Lloydminster.

“This program connects the energy industry with high school students as they begin to make career choices,” Jason Denney, president and CEO of Teine Energy, said. “Our goal for this program is to deliver real-world experience, accelerate local energy-focused employment, and ultimately enable Saskatchewan grads to pursue well-paid, fulfilling careers within their home province.”

Additional oil and gas companies in the province are also invited to sign on to the agreement and provide further work placement opportunities for students throughout the province.

Oil and Gas 20 will be available to students starting in semester two of the 2024-25 school year, followed by Oil and Gas 30 starting in the 2025-26 school year. Both courses will be available to full-time online students, as well as high school students attending local schools throughout the province to supplement their in-person learning.

These courses will add to Sask DLC’s online trade and agriculture courses already providing opportunities for hands-on work placements to students. These courses include mechanical and automotive, autobody, construction and carpentry, welding, electrical, power engineering, agriculture equipment technician, parts technician, and precision agriculture.


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