Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology
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|Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST)|
|Motto||SIAST offers choice|
|Established||1959 Saskatchewan Technical Institute; Central Saskatchewan Technical Institute (1963); Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences (1972); Northern Institute of Technology (1986); Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts, Sciences and Technology (SIAST) (1988)|
|President||Dr. Larry S. Rosia|
|Students||13,169 full load equivalent (FLE)|
|Location||Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada|
Palliser (Moose Jaw)
Woodland (Prince Albert)
|Colours||blue & White|
|Affiliations||CCAA, ACCC, AUCC, CIS, CWUAA, CBIE, CUP.|
Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) is Saskatchewan's primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation. Through program and course registrations, SIAST serves 26,000 distinct students with programs that touch every sector of the economy. SIAST operates campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and provides a number of courses and programs through distance education.
SIAST offers over 150 programs in applied/visual media, aviation, basic education, business, community/human services, engineering technology, health services, hospitality/food services, industrial/trades, natural resources, nursing, technology, recreation and tourism, and science. In addition, SIAST provides training to apprentices in almost 30 trades.
The Institute operates the following campuses:
- SIAST Kelsey Campus is located at Idylwyld and 33rd Street in Saskatoon. The campus is named after Henry Kelsey a famous fur trader and explorer. The institute in Saskatoon date back to 1941 when The Canadian Vocational Training School was established to train veterans returning from the war.  The campus contains over 13 acres (5.3 ha) of instructional floor space. 
- SIAST Palliser Campus is located in Moose Jaw.
- SIAST Wascana Campus is in Regina.
- SIAST Woodland Campus is in Prince Albert.
The four schools that make up the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology started off as four individual schools. Palliser Campus in Moose Jaw started off as the Saskatchewan Technical Institute in 1959. Kelsey Campus in Saskatoon began as the Central Saskatchewan Technical Institute in 1963. Wascana Campus in Regina began as the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Arts and Sciences in 1972. Woodlands Campus in Prince Albert began as the Northern Institute of Technology in 1986. In January 1988, The Institute Act and the Regional Colleges Act amalgamated Saskatchewan's technical institutes, urban community colleges and the Advanced Technology Training Centre to form the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST).
In August 1996, an Act respecting the Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology was proclaimed.
Under the guidance of a Board of Directors appointed by the Lieutenant Governor in Council, SIAST provides career-related education, training and retraining for adults.
SIAST maintains reciprocal arrangements with educational partners, including:
- Dumont Technical Institute
- First Nations University of Canada
- Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
- University of Regina
- University of Saskatchewan
All facts, unless otherwise stated, are from Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology's web site.
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