August 3 Blog

The Low Down on Construction – August 3

As you know, the construction industry is one of the largest contributors to Saskatchewan’s employment growth. To ensure this industry growth continues we need to focus on providing quality training and education for construction-related occupations.

Continued education should be based on developing skills in professions and trades and not always tied to specific industries. History has shown that workers with construction-related skills tend to flow in and out of other industries, as market conditions and job opportunities change.

Our Merit team understands and appreciates the need for further education and training. It is a priority, which is why we developed the Education Bursary Program. This program was designed to assist field employees in their educational growth by providing a bursary for apprenticeship training.

To be eligible for the program all applicants must be field employees who are employed by a Merit company when they register for the course. In addition, the applicant must return to work for a Merit company for 150 hours after the training is completed.

Refunds will be given at the end of training and only if the applicant has passed the program.

At Merit we believe in our people and see the Education Bursary Program as an investment in their future and the future of our industry. In fact, each year we provide over 300 Bursaries and invest over $250,000 in the apprenticeship training of our members’ employees.  With great programs like this it’s no secret that Saskatchewan is Built on Merit.

Click HERE for more information on the MERIT Saskatchewan Education Bursary Program.