The Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) was one of the first post-secondary institutes in the country to be fully governed by First Nations leaders. SIIT has three campuses—in Saskatoon, Prince Albert and Regina—all of which offer a full range of support services, including elder services and a host of cultural events. It also has eight community learning centres throughout Saskatchewan.
SIIT’s growing program roster includes diplomas, certificates, academic upgrading and apprenticeship and trades training. Some programs have a distinctly First Nations focus, like the First Nations child care certificate or diploma program. Other programs include business, community studies addictions, office education and information technology. Female students can opt for the women in trades program, specifically designed for women to develop the basic skills required for work in construction and other trades.