The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) was one of the first post-secondary institutes in the country to be fully governed by First Nations leaders. The school has campuses in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Regina, all of which offer supports such as Elders and life-skills coaches. For students moving to the city, community resource workers can help with finding housing and child care. There are nine career centres across the province, and the school travels to First Nation communities to teach about 30 programs a year.
SIIT’s growing program roster includes diplomas, certificates, academic upgrading, and apprenticeship and trades training. Program areas include First Nations child care, health care, auto body repair and trades. The school’s business program gives students a basic understanding of the operations of a corporation, charity or government organization. Through a transfer agreement, students in the two-year business diploma program can move to the University of Saskatchewan or the University of Lethbridge to complete a bachelor of commerce degree.
• Diploma: $5,947-$12,114
• Certificate: $6,031-$9,373
• Business Administration Certificate
• Mental Health and Wellness
• Adult 10 (Level 3) and Adult 12 (Level 4) programs
• Indigenous Early Childhood Education
• Miyoskamin: Innovation and Entrepreneurship: This program showcases both Indigenous and non-Indigenous world views in areas such as governance, marketing and finance.
• Aircraft Maintenance Engineering: This program features a state-of-the-art lab with a helicopter, plane and aircraft parts.