Instructional Assistant RCSD « Regina Trades & Skills Centre

Instructional Assistant RCSD

8 weeks

August 26 - October 18, 2024

Instructional Assistant RCSD

8 weeks
August 26 - October 18, 2024

Registration closes:
July 29th, 2024 @ 12:00pm
Information session:
July 29th, 2024 @ 1:30pm

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Regina Trades & Skills Centre offers a Instructional Assistant course. The program will provide learners with the basic fundamental knowledge, practical skills and all certifications needed to gain employment as an EA in Elementary and High Schools within the Regina Catholic School Division. Graduates will have training in assisting classroom teachers to involve all students, including those with diverse and intensive needs, in classroom and school activities.  Other training duties include personal care, grooming, communication, food prep and cognitive/emotional care.


  • A Criminal Record and Vulnerable Sector Check will be required upon acceptance into the course (own expense)
  • Willingness to work in a faith based environment
  • Grade 12 diploma or equivalent (transcripts required upon acceptance)
  • Information session is mandatory and selection is based on in-person interviews following the info session
  • English Language Requirement
  • Valid Class 5 Driver’s License recommended
  • No student visa/permit applications are allow
  • For more selection criteria, please visit

Areas of Study

  • WHMIS/ First Aid and CPR/TLR Training/ Food Safe
  • PART Training
  • Employability Skills
  • Functional Programming Skills
  • Proactive and child centered behavioral management skills
  • Organizational, academic, emotional, behavioral supports
  • Strategies to interact with students of diverse needs
  • De-escalation techniques
  • Exceptional Needs Student Education
  • Work Placement


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"It was an amazing experience, I loved the way they do everything. It is so well organized and put together. This is a great learning curve for people with zero to no experience. I loved the course, overall it was the best experience I've had learning since I was a child. I would strongly recommend taking the courses offered by RTSC. It's free, they pay you and pay for all the certifications required for your job placement at the end. I rate the experience at RTSC 10/10."

Darcy D Commercial Concrete

"It is a very good program in that it helps you to gain entry into the industry. You are basically given the expectations and sent on your way which is good. The skills are not so much what you can do. You are drilled on the four pillars so you can get a job and keep it. As you stay in the job your skill development."

Verdayne S Steel Studs & Drywall

"Overall, I would recommend this program to anyone wanting to get a trade; especially if you don't know where to start or how to go about it. This course will provide oneself with the basic fundamental trades & skills that one needs to start their career, build their confidence, learn the hard skills and gain the ability to grasp the concepts. I would definitely recommend RTSC to anyone who wants a trade."

Christopher L Painting

I just wanted to reach out & send a huge thank you to all. Since being in the childcare class back in 2021, I have completed my level TWO, And actively taking my level 3 classes to complete my diploma, I am still at the centre I did my work placement at and was promoted to supervisor last week. So, thanks again RTSC!

Alanna Child Care Educator

The pillars of success we learned at the RTSC are being noticed by my employer, and I have been rewarded for following them. At the end of my three month probation period, the Superintendent at the site I am currently working on wanted to increase my wage to $25/hour. We are working mostly 10 hour days with the odd 8 here and there, and I have been back on the site on weekends to refuel and maintain heaters for concrete on weekends. I absolutely love my job and could not be happier with the results of my work placement from RTSC. I will be starting my first year schooling on the way to journeyman as soon as I have accumulated enough hours. Thank you RTSC!

Kaleb H Carpentry

We need these types of programs expanded. There is a shortage of trades people entering the work force, and providing a basic crash course to learn some basics creates workers that are able to enter the trade with an elevated level of productivity. Alliance has people on staff that got their start through the program, and I see it as a quality organization to recruit from.

John A - Alliance Energy Electrical