Focus on Skill Development

Knowledge and Networking Opportunities for the Workplave (KNOW) conference connects students with community leaders, industry experts and Sask Polytech alumni.

On March 9, 2021, over 1,000 Saskatchewan Polytechnic students registered for the first virtual KNOW conference presented by Graham. Throughout the full day professional development conference, students had the opportunity to learn a variety of essential skills to help them along their career journey.

“Sask Polytech students had the opportunity to connect with and learn from each other, as well as community leaders, industry experts and Sask Polytech alumni,” says Alice Miller, Sask Polytech associate vice-president of Student Services. “Students participated in the conference by selecting breakout sessions that resonated with their personal and career goals.”

“We’re excited to be able to provide the KNOW conference to our incredible students. The wide range of information provided will support and shine a light on their Sask Polytech training and work integrated learning opportunities. Sask Polytech prepares students with skills for the future, and trains them to make complex decisions, think critically and creatively, apply entrepreneurial concepts to their work, and appreciate the dynamics of working within a team structure,” shares Dr. Larry Rosia, Saskatchewan Polytechnic president and CEO.  “Thank you to our event sponsors, Graham and RBC, and to the organizers and volunteers who have made this inaugural, virtual conference a great success for these exceptional future employees of industry.”

The virtual conference included an exhibit hall, networking sessions with alumni and industry, and a 21st Century Skills Workshop Series powered by RBC Future Launch. Workshop topics included building emotional intelligence, building personal brand and money life hacks.

March 2021



Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves students through applied learning opportunities on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 Territories and the homeland of the Métis.