The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading polytechnic or technology institution in Edmonton, Alberta which has consistently evolved for the past 60 years since its existence.
Its evolution aimed at meeting the needs of students and the technology industry whilst being in a province that is the engine of Canada's economy. NAIT's credit programs are organized into four schools that focus on specific industry sectors within Alberta's economy.
MEET NAIT'S SCHOOLS :
- JR Shaw School Of Business - provides relevant, multi-disciplinary business education which is integrated with industry partnerships and applied learning.
- The School Of Applied Science and Technology - offers degrees, two-year diplomas, and one-year certificate programs, which prepare its students for a wide range of in-demand careers in science and technology.
- The School of Health and Life Science - NAIT has a rich tradition of educating allied healthcare professionals. Its graduates play a vital role in communities across Alberta and beyond.
- The School of Skilled Trades - offers training in over 40 program areas leading to the highest level of qualification in the skilled trades, called a journeyperson certificate, a pre-employment certificate, and diploma credentials.
Students at NAIT also have the option of doing work-integrated learning, which is a form of experiential learning that integrates academic studies and relevant work-based learning. This type of learning experience is directly tied to the curriculum and is part of an improved program of study.
NAIT campuses offer services that aim to enrich every aspect of a student's life. There are food and beverage locations that have food that will nourish students' minds and hearts, fitness facilities, the library, and even public transit buses accessible to all NAIT community members.
Medical and dental health and wellness are made a priority at the institution. Providing counselling, peer support, health services, and even representation of several religions and spirituality. NAIT has a very inclusive and diverse range of sports.
The anxiety students feel about leaving their home country to study is one NAIT completely understands. International students have the option of joining NAIT's international and intercultural community centre, which is a hub for international and intercultural building, capacity development, outreach, and connection.
The hub serves as a "home away from home" for international students and a safe space on campus where students can find community. The Centre hosts events, activities, and programs, including international peer groups and workshops on intercultural competence.
For more information about the institution and also how to apply, visit the NAIT website.