Power Engineering

​​​​​​PowerEngineering.jpgThe Power Engineering courses are a partnership between Sask. Power and Saskatchewan school divisions. Students will have the opportunity to write their Class 5 Power Engineering Exam from TSASK once they have successfully completed the 20L and 30L Power Engineering courses.

The courses involve 50 - 75 hours of theory and coursework.  This will be delivered through three textbooks as well as online content through PSSD Virtual School.

The students will also spend 50 hours doing work-study at a Saskpower Plant and through the Mobile Steam Lab Training Unit.


Prairie South School Division Responsibilities

  • Register students in online courses
  • Assign and deliver textbooks
  • Update and deliver theory component
  • Deliver parent information session
  • Schedule work study components: track log books, insurance, trailer locations
  • Provide teacher to work with Power Engineer in portable lab: 5-10 days per course and cover expenses incurred by Prairie South teacher
  • Arrange testing dates with TSASK for 5th Class Certification and submit paperwork
  • Provide and monitor work-study log books for steam time
  • Continue to market pathways with Regional Colleges and Sask Polytechnic

Student Responsibilities

  • Registration: $500.00 includes textbook resources + $25 Shipping Fee [Total: $525]
  • Require CSA approved steel toe work boots
  • Transportation to work study
  • Registration for 5th Power Engineering certification: approx. $100.00 (if desired)

South East Cornerstone Public School Division Responsibilities

  • Market student registration in March/April prior to school registration
  • Provide work-site visit to the plant within the first twenty-five hours to meet (Workers Compensation Board  and Ministry of Education MOU)
  • Provide contact person to oversee set up for portable-lab location
  • Provide location for portable lab [Overhead Door with water (garden hose hookup), drain, 3-prong welder electrical outlet 30A/240V, level surface]
  • Student costs and insurance to travel to work-study
  • Schedule students into a regular Semester I course for Power Engineering 20L and a Semester II course for Power Engineering 30L. 
  • Provide a Cooperating Teacher to supervise students working on their online class, monitoring student progress, supervising exams, communicating with the online teacher.
  • Return textbooks when course is complete

How Do I Apply?

  • Complete a Power Engineering Student Application form available from your Career Counselor or Principal.
  • Two of your teachers must complete Teacher Recommendation forms for you that will accompany your application. Career Counselors and Principals have these as well.
  • Email your Application form and Teacher Recommendation forms to Michael Graham​.
  • Course tuition fees are due in by August 30th.


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