SIAST re-launches as Saskatchewan Polytechnic
CEO Larry Rosia says school is student-focused and employer-driven
The Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) is being re-launched today as Saskatchewan Polytechnic.
Advanced Education Minister Kevin Doherty said in a news release the name change includes more "learning opportunities for students, an expanded research focus and will continue helping to meet labour market needs in the province."
Polytechnics offer a variety of bachelor degrees, apprenticeship training, certificates and diplomas.
"As a polytechnic, we are student-focused and employer-driven," said Larry Rosia, president and CEO of Saskatchewan Polytechnic. "What makes us different is our emphasis on applied learning that meets labour market needs, thus equipping students to build rewarding careers."
In 2012, SIAST received degree-granting authority in the province.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 26,000 students at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon.