School of Skilled Trades

Relevant hands-on training

The School of Skilled Trades offers training in over 40 program areas leading to journeyperson certification, pre-employment certificates or diploma credentials. Our programs align with the knowledge and skills that business and industry look for in their employees, and there is a high demand for NAIT-trained graduates. Our instructors are certified and experienced in their trade and are exceptional teachers and mentors.

Certificate / Diploma Programs

These programs offer diploma and certificate outcomes and are ideal for students with little or no experience in the trades.

Apprenticeship Programs

To train as an apprentice, you must be registered with Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) and be working for an AIT-certified employer in your desired trade.

Trades to Degrees

NAIT has launched one of the first pathways in North America that allows certified tradespeople to move from a trades certificate to the third year of a degree program.

Continuing Education

Improve your skills or explore new abilities by enrolling in NAIT’s trades-related certificates and courses.

Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies

NAIT’s Department of Culinary Arts and Professional Food Studies is one of the most respected culinary schools in Canada.