What is the Skill Centre Project?
NAIT has received an Innovation Grant from the Government of Alberta supporting a five year research and curriculum initiative to blend courses from the secondary school system with a post-secondary institution. NAIT and Edmonton Public School Board are working on this collaborative effort around a Skill Centre Approach. The project will also be looking at a pan-provincial model while developing this material. The outcome would allow students pathways into post-secondary institutions or careers. One of the critical components of the Project is the Research and it will continue for the 2011-12 school year.
The articulation agreement states that NAIT will support three Skill Centre programs. The three main focuses in this articulation agreement include:
- Culinary Arts - Skill Centre at Harry Ainlay High School
- Engineering Tech - Skill Centre at J. Percy Page High School
- Foundations of Health Sciences - Skill Centre at Ross Sheppard High School
The Project got underway in the summer of 2008 at the Amiskwaciy Academy, at the end of the 2010-11 school year the Skill Centre programs were moved to three seperate locations. With these moves, we hope to offer the programs to a wider audience and increase the number of students registering in these programs.
Post-secondary articulation at NAIT involves programs within:
- The School of Hospitality & Culinary Arts
- The School of Trades
- The School of Information Communication and Engineering Technologies
- The School of Sustainable Building and Environmental Management
- The School of Health Sciences
- 2009 Articulation Year End Report (pdf)
- 2010 Articulation Year End Report (pdf)
- 2010 Research Report (pdf)
- 2011 Articulation Year End Report (pdf)
- Skill Centre Approach Brochure-2011 (pdf)
For further information about the Skill Centre Project at NAIT, contact: