NAIT opens its doors to prospective students at Open House
Over 100 displays and interactive exhibits, including hands-on demonstrations
Open House 2015 presented by ATB Financial will feature over 100 displays and interactive exhibits showcasing the NAIT’s wide range of hands-on programs that prepare students for meaningful careers.
As one of Canada’s leading polytechnics, NAIT is committed to student success. Open House is NAIT’s largest annual recruitment event, regularly attracting over 13,000 visitors. Over 90% of NAIT graduates find employment within a year of graduation.
NAIT Main Campus
11762 106 St. NW
Friday, Oct. 16, 2015 – 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015 – 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The Welder program will showcase welding art with an Ook (NAIT’s mascot) perched on a tree stump, which stands at roughly six feet tall. It was created by instructors Paulo Ferreira and Leah Applejohn. Program chair Chris Manning challenged his staff to create some impressive artwork to display at Open House, which they did. The goal was to showcase the diverse applications of welding. The welded Ook weighs more than 300 pounds
Common Market (in O Building)
The Baking program will have interactive activities, with visitors invited to decorate cookies as well as grind and mill wheat. Students will also display their impressive bread art.
The Automotive Service Technician program is bringing in a number of high-performance, restored and unique vehicles. These are examples of vehicles graduates may end up working on. Instructors will also be setting off air bags hourly, to demonstrate how they work. (Vehicles in Rooms A111 and A113, airbag demonstrations in Room A109)
The Respiratory Therapy program will demonstrate how a mechanically-ventilated mannequin is used to teach students important skills. This life-like mannequin, controlled by a computer, is able to simulate a number of different human functions, including breathing and coughing. (Room E208).
The Denturist Technology students and faculty will take impressions of visitors’ thumbs. Once hardened, visitors can take these home (Room F211). Dental Technology students will demonstrate how to create a tooth from wax (Room F212) as well as software used to design crowns (X Wing)
Staff and students in the Nanotechnology Systems program will be dressed in cleanroom suits. They will show how a Scanning Electron Microscope is used to view grains of salt, bugs and more. Visitors can view a NAIT logo smaller than the diameter of a human hair.
The Alternative Energy Technology program will offer tours of the NAIT Centre for Sustainable Energy Technologies. The centre houses solar electric, solar thermal, geothermal, wind, microhydro and many other leading energy technologies. The program has supported applied research in the areas of fuel cell, solar electric, solar thermal and biofuel systems.
View the Open House 2015 webpage www.nait.ca/openhouse for a schedule of events.