Answer: Residential Electricians in Saskatchewan

The answers to the yesterday’s question. There are 3,930 existing positions as a Residential Electrician in Saskatchewan and another 250 new positions to open in the next three years!
 
That doesn’t even include the already existing 1,650 positioning for Industrial Electricians in the province. With another 230 to increase that job pool in the next three years as well.
 
Here’s the fly by video to see a sample of what it would be like to try out being an Electrician in the VR at Regina Work Prep Centre.
 
Learn even more about this career on our website:
http://workprep.ca/labour-market-information/
 
Don’t forget to like and share our original post “Introducing VR to Sask Job Seekers” to be entered into our contest for a $50 gift card.
 

Answer: Robotics Technician

Here is the answer to yesterday’s question we posted. Time in college it would take to earn a degree to be hired in this field:
Short answer is one to three years.
 
  • Completion of a two or three year college program in mechanical engineering technology is usually required for mechanical engineering technologists.
  • Completion of a one or two year college program in mechanical engineering technology is usually required for mechanical engineering technicians
That makes a career like this much more attainable than a person would first guess. Not to mention the education in this particular field has transferable skills to other exciting and fulfilling career choices.
 
Don’t forget to check our Facebook tomorrow for the next career question. Every guess is entered in for a $50 gift card!
 
Here’s the fly by video to see a sample of what it would be like to try out being an Robotics Technician. This is what job seekers coming to Work Prep Centre could expect to see inside of the VR!
 
 
Learn even more about this career on our website:
http://workprep.ca/labour-market-information/
 
Don’t forget to like and share our original post “Introducing VR to Sask Job Seekers” to be entered into our contest for a $50 gift card.
 

Question: Robotics Technician

The role of a Robotics Technician is varied and quite fascinating. Better known as it’s technical job title, Mechanical engineering technologists and technicians.
 
This job role usually involves: design, development, maintenance and testing of machines, components, tools, heating and ventilating systems, power generation and power conversion plants, manufacturing plants and equipment
 
This brings us to the question! Employment requirements. What is you best guess on the time in college it would take to earn a degree to be hired in this field?
 
Every guess on this Facebook post is entered in for a draw for a $50 gift card!

Answer: HVAC Technician in Saskatchewan

Here is the answer to yesterday’s question we posted. The three most in demand soft skills for this position are:
-Reliability
-Attention to detail
-Team Player
 
Employers seek out reliable individuals for this type of job working with expensive equipment and sometimes sensitive parts involved. Especially when a worker is on their own and has to make important decisions on the fly.
 
Attention to detail is also very important. With so many different parts and systems, every little detail could be a sign of what the issue is with a particular buildings setup.
 
Team player is a big one. Some bigger jobs will take multiple employees all working together to finish the job in an efficient and safe manner.
 
Here’s the fly by video to see a sample of what it would be like to try out being an HVAC Technician. This is what job seekers coming to Work Prep Centre could expect to see trying one of our simulations!
 
Learn even more about this career on our website:
http://workprep.ca/labour-market-information/
 
Don’t forget to like and share our original post “Introducing VR to Sask Job Seekers” to be entered into our contest!

Question: HVAC Technician

Let’s talk about being an HVAC Technician in Saskatchewan. Also known as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic.

In a nut shell, Refrigeration and air conditioning mechanics install, maintain, repair and overhaul residential central air conditioning systems, commercial and industrial refrigeration and air conditioning systems and combined heating, ventilation and cooling systems.

Given your current knowledge, what is your guess on the 3 most desired soft skills for this petition? This are skills that aren’t normally trained for. Typically built into a persons personality and can really determine if a person will excel in certain work settings. And how they handle certain situations under pressure. Leave your comments under the this Facebook post!

So go ahead! Give us your three best guesses on soft skills. Don’t forget there’s a $50 gift card on the line!

Answer: Heavy Equipment Operator in Saskatchewan

Here are the answers to the most recent questions we posted. There are currently 5,280 positions as a Heavy Equipment Operators in Saskatchewan and an estimated 540 more new openings in the province over the next 5 years!

Here’s the fly by video to see a sample of what it would be like to try out being a Heavy Equipment Operator.

 

Learn even more about this career on our website:

http://workprep.ca/labour-market-information/

 

Don’t forget to like and share our original Introducing VR to Sask Job Seekers Facebook post to be entered into our contest!

 

 

Contest Question: Heavy Equipment Operator in Saskatchewan

Thanks to incredible strides in technology, you can now experience what a day in the life of a Heavy Equipment Operator is like. Before we dive into the VR side of this career, we have a few questions. How many positions do you think exists in Saskatchewan alone for this career type? And how many more positions do you think are opening up in the province over the next 5 years?

Put your guesses in the comments on our Facebook post containing this question! Every guess is entered into our contest for a $50 gift card and 1st try in the VR headset!

Don’t forget to like and share our VR announcement post on our Facebook page! Which also gets you entered in to win a gift card as well.

https://www.facebook.com/ReginaWorkPrep/

VR Launch Contest!

To kick things off with our exciting VR launch we are holding a contest! Like and share our Facebook post “Introducing VR to Saskatchewan Job Seekers” to be entered to win a $50 Walmart gift card and be the 1st person to try VR at RWPC!

Contest Rules:

-Must like the post as well as share the “Introducing VR for Job Seekers in Saskatchewan” post on Facebook.

-All participants will be entered in a random draw.

-Any participants who also make guesses on our daily questions will also be entered into our draw again.

-The winner will receive a $50 Giant Tiger.

-The winner will also be the 1st client to experience a career in VR in Saskatchewan.

-The winner must be comfortable with the VR experience being recorded for social media purposes.

-Receiving the gift card is contingent on being willing to experience a career in virtual reality.

 

You can find the contest and post on our Facebook page!

https://www.facebook.com/ReginaWorkPrep/

Introducing VR for Job Seekers in Saskatchewan

Virtual Reality career exploration has finally come to Saskatchewan! Job seekers can use the most advanced technology to try jobs virtually and make informed career choices.

Regina Work Prep Centre is proud to be introducing 10 exciting Saskatchewan careers to experience in VR. With more to come in future releases. These virtual careers provide job seekers the chance to try a job before committing a large amount of time and resources to a particular career path. This is greatly beneficial not only for employees, but employers have the added benefit of higher retention rates and more career orientated employees.

You can learn everything about this exciting new technology and possible career paths it could lead you down right here on our website. We are pleased to be launching the new virtual reality section of our website.

http://workprep.ca/virtual-reality/

Here’s the current careers you can try in VR at Regina Work Prep.

http://workprep.ca/career-simulations/

All of the associated labour market information with our current offerings of job simulations.

http://workprep.ca/labour-market-information/

To help kick things off we are launching our VR program with a contest! Please see our Facebook post for details and how you can win yourself a $50 Giant Tiger gift card and the chance to be the first client in our VR program! To learn more check out our Facebook Page.

https://www.facebook.com/ReginaWorkPrep/

Virtual reality is quickly becoming the new reality in the employment world.

Thank you to the Government of Saskatchewan for their partnership and funding investment in our Virtual Reality Project!