School of Skilled Trades
NAIT's School of Trades offers training in 35 program areas leading to journeyman certification, certificate or diploma credentials.
Our programs align with the knowledge and skills business and industry look for in graduates, and the demand for our students is high. Instructors are certified, experienced and competent in their specific teaching disciplines and they are exceptional teachers and mentors.
Apprenticeship is a method of gaining the expertise needed to become a skilled tradesperson. This is done through a combination of on-the-job and classroom training. Typically, apprentices train for four years, spending four to twelve weeks a year at NAIT, and the rest of the time training on the job.
In order to train as an apprentice, you must first be hired by an employer willing to provide job-site training, and be registered as an apprentice through Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training.
NAIT launches Trades to Degrees initiative
NAIT has launched one of the first pathways in North America to allow certified tradespeople the opportunity to move directly from a trades certificate to the third year of a degree program. The pioneering Trades to Degrees pathway is a response to workforce demand for tradespeople with managerial, leadership and entrepreneurial skills.
NAITfye (First Year Experience)
NAIT First Year Experience is an initiative developed to help students transition to life on campus, find support - personally and academically, and enjoy the learning environment here at NAIT.