Ready to Work Program | Tourism Saskatchewan Industry Website

Ready to Work

Job readiness and career training program

Community-based organizations and businesses hiring from non-traditional labour pools rely on STEC’s Ready to Work program to develop a stable workforce. Camp services and health institutions, which employ a number of tourism occupations, also benefit from the program.

Ready to Work can be adapted to meet the needs of participants, communities and employers.

Ready to Work offers essential skills training for the tourism sector. The program assists unemployed or under-employed individuals in finding and retaining employment, or returning to school. Training is available in a wide range of occupations, particularly in the food and beverage and accommodation industries.


Workplace Essentials

includes, but not limited to:

  • Attitudes
  • Responsibility
  • Professionalism
  • Self–esteem and Confidence
  • Adaptability
  • Value Safety
  • Numeracy
  • Technology
  • Workplace Etiquette
  • Working with Others

Life Management:

  • Time and Stress Management
  • Communications Skills
  • Safety and Sanitation
  • Problem Solving
  • Conflict Resolution

Skills Training:

  • Line Cook/Prep cook
  • Food and Beverage/Banquet Server/Bartender
  • Housekeeping/Laundry/Janitorial
  • Front Desk/Reservation Sales
  • Hospitality Attendant


Cook Apprentice online training

Online option for Cook Apprentices that provides training equivalent to the current block-release or day-release programs offered on Saskatchewan Polytechnic campuses. Program options are available for Year 1 (Level One), Year 2 (Level Two) and Year 3 (Level Three) courses.

Cook Upgrading online training

Prepares individuals to challenge the Cook Interprovincial Journeyperson examination and provides an accelerated path for experienced cooks to earn Red Seal certification.

Line Cook

A series of online courses and practical training to help frontline cooks earn Line Cook emerit Professional Certification over 12 months, with 1,200 hours of work experience in the occupation.