NAIT named top Alberta employer for fifth consecutive year
Judges highlight on-campus amenities and retirement benefits in decision
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has been recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers for the fifth consecutive year.
Alberta’s Top Employers is an annual competition that recognizes employers that offer exceptional places to work. NAIT was named one of Alberta’s Top 70 employers. The 70 workplaces were not ranked in any particular order. The polytechnic was also recognized as a top employer in 2012, 2013, 2014 and 2015.
The judges offered a number of reasons for selecting NAIT, including on-site amenities like the Main Campus swimming pool and workout facility, as well as retirement-planning assistance and a defined-benefit pension plan. NAIT’s promise to staff is to be one of Canada’s outstanding places to work.
• Employers were evaluated using eight criteria, including physical workplace; work atmosphere and communications; health and family-friendly benefits, financial benefits and compensation; vacation and time off; employee engagement and performance, training and skills development and community involvement.
• Employers were compared to other organizations in their field to determine which offers the most progressive and forward-thinking programs.
• NAIT has 2,827 employees
Dr. Glenn Feltham, NAIT president and CEO
“NAIT is a place of opportunity and this is as true for our staff as it is for our students. We offer our staff professional development and advancement opportunities to grow their knowledge and their career. At NAIT, people matter and this is reflected in our values and in all we do.”
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.