OTTAWA, April 4 /CNW/ - Polytechnics Canada warmly welcomes Northern
Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) to its national membership.
Based in Edmonton, Alberta, NAIT has chosen to join Polytechnics Canada
because of its commitment to foster and grow students' innovation and
entrepreneurship skills. With the addition of NAIT, Polytechnics Canada
now represents ten institutions across the country that deliver
high-quality polytechnic education with a full suite of post-secondary
credentials, from apprenticeship and diplomas to bachelors' degrees.
"We are delighted that NAIT has chosen to join us," said Polytechnics
Canada CEO Nobina Robinson. "NAIT's recognized leadership in applied
research, apprenticeship training and entrepreneurship will greatly
strengthen our association's ability to promote the value of
polytechnic education. Such a polytechnic education enhances the
technological and entrepreneurial skills urgently needed to boost
Canadian innovation and productivity."
Known for real-world education and student success, NAIT has almost
80,000 registrations worldwide in business, advanced technologies and
skilled trades. NAIT has more than 8,000 full-time students enrolled in
some 200 credit programs leading to baccalaureate degrees, applied
degrees, diplomas and certificates, and is one of the largest
apprenticeship trainers in Canada, with capacity to train more than
15,000 apprentices in more than 30 apprenticeship trades. NAIT also
engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation,
provides corporate training around the world and has established
several endowed applied research chairs.
Polytechnics Canada is an alliance of ten research-intensive,
internationally recognized post-secondary institutions committed to
helping colleges and industry create high-quality jobs for the future.
The other members of Polytechnics Canada are: Algonquin College, BCIT,
Conestoga, George Brown College, Humber, Olds College, SAIT
Polytechnic, Sheridan and Seneca.
SOURCE Polytechnics Canada
For further information:
Director of Policy
Tel: 613 688-0690
or visit http://www.nait.ca and http://www.polytechnicscanada.ca.