Mining industry invests in SIAST student skills training

SASKATOON – K+S Potash Canada and the provincial government announced an investment in Saskatchewan’s future mining industry on Tuesday.

At a Saskatoon press conference, almost $146,000 was announced to go to Saskatchewan Institute of Applied Science and Technology (SIAST) students looking to enter the mining industry.

Around $121,000 from K+S Potash will support the SIAST Mining Engineering Technology program, scholarships and student networking opportunities in Moose Jaw and Saskatoon.

“ This donation represents our confidence that SIAST will continue to develop targeted career-based programming that will engage youth in mining jobs,” said Kim Poley, vice president of K+S Potash Canada human resources and corporate services.

The ministry of advanced education added $25,000 towards scholarships.

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