NAIT in Motion - Mobile Education Units
To compete in today’s economy, you must have a skilled workforce with specialized training. However, some urban and rural businesses don’t have any space available for dedicated training purposes.
Since 2004, NAIT has redefined distance learning through the use of mobile education units known as NIMs (NAIT In Motion). These 53-foot, fully equipped semitrailer units come directly to you, enabling your students and workers to remain in their communities and still have access to state-of-the-art, hands-on educational experiences.
Training on wheels
The NIM units contain everything you need to provide trade-focused training to your workers on site. Each unit can be set up in under two hours and can accommodate a class of 12 students. They are fully independent and self-sufficient, powered by two diesel generators that can be used together or alone for greater energy efficiency. Each unit is equipped with an onboard heating system for even the most inclement conditions.
Once on site and secured, both sides of the NIM trailer can be pulled out up to six feet, providing a total interior workspace of 1100 square feet. The collapsible floor rises up on hinges to reveal a gleaming metal, state-of-the-art training lab, complete with over $300,000 worth of tools and equipment that our instructors use to instruct their students, such as
- drill presses
- power and hand tools
- 500 lb (226 kg) overhead crane to teach hoisting and rigging
Each NIM unit is also accompanied by a supply trailer used to transport and store metals, scrap and extra equipment.
NAIT in Motion Photo Gallery
Teaching the trades
The mobility and functionality of the NIM units makes NAIT a top provider of trade-related training, allowing us to be more far-reaching than ever before. NAIT has been recognized by the Association of Canadian Community Colleges (ACCC) with a Gold Program Excellence Award for our NIM mobile education offerings.
Some of the trades we regularly service include
Contact us today
Give us a call today to find out how our NIM units can facilitate your training initiatives.
- Phone: 780.378.5044
- Email: CITtraining@nait.ca