The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, with almost 80,000 registrations worldwide in key areas including science, technology and the environment, business, health care and trades. NAIT has 8,400 full-time students enrolled in some 200 credit programs leading to baccalaureate degrees, applied degrees, diplomas and certificates. The institute, which has capacity to train more than 15,000 apprentices in 33 apprenticeship trades, is one of the largest apprenticeship trainers in Canada and trains 46 per cent of Alberta's apprentices. It has one of the largest business schools in Western Canada and offers a Bachelor of Business Administration. NAIT has more than 172,000 alumni in 84 countries.
NAIT also engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and has established several endowed applied research chairs. NAIT has received $33.2 million in external funding for applied research since 2008. Our centre for applied research and technology transfer, novaNAIT, provides practical learning opportunities for students and applied research opportunities for faculty, has two business incubators for inventors and entrepreneurs, and offers prototype and product development support, productivity enhancement services and manufacturing solutions.
As well, the institute provides customized corporate training around the world, with 20,000 registrations annually. – less