Watch these videos to get a sense of what we offer in many of our state-of the-art facilities.
One of the jewels of NAIT’s training facilities, the Centre for Millwright Technology trains 700 millwright apprentices each year in seven state-of-the-art millwright labs with $1.6 million of new equipment and six smart classroomswired for the latest technologies.
The centre located at Souch Campus, is an outstanding facility where apprentices will learn all aspects of steel fabrication and installation in a leading-edge environment, including: welding shops and classrooms, plus upgraded and expanded shops for ironworkers, metal building erectors, structural steel fabricators and platefitters. The centre was completed in September 2006 with a $1 million donation from Waiward Steel Fabricators Ltd. to NAIT to help with the construction of this new centre.
The first facility of its kind in Canada to link productivity enhancement services with manufacturing solutions, this high-tech centre has nine labs with $4.4million of new equipment and $5.6 million of new software plus three smart classrooms, wired to take advantage of the latest technologies.
A world-class training centre for Power Engineers, Process Operators and related disciplines, the Centre is located adjacent to NAIT’s unique Fuel Cell Interpretive Centre, home of Canada’s only commercially operated high-voltage fuel cell, giving engineering students the opportunity to learn about fuel cell technology in a working environment.
The centre opened in April 27, 2010 with a total budget of $4.5 million. The facility accommodates the Building Environment Systems Technology program and portions of Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Apprenticeship program. In addition, the centre enhances NAIT’s ability to deliver specialized training for industry. The facility provides building energy services management training using energy recovery systems incorporated into the training equipment.
NAIT’s two mobile education units are 53 feet long and powered by two generators, which may be used together or alone for energy efficiency. The retractable sides roll out and the collapsible floor comes up on hinges to reveal a gleaming metal state-of-the-art lab. Both units are equipped with welders, drill presses, and a host of power and hand tools. With more than $300,000 worth of tools and equipment, there is also an overhead 500 pound crane forstudents to learn about hoisting and rigging. The mobile shops include a 53-foot supply trailer and can accommodate a class of 12 students.
The NAIT HP Centre is on of the most innovative and technologically advanced ITfacilities in Canada. Home to NAIT’s IT-related programming, this state-of-the-art learning environment boasts wireless capability, flat-panel monitor technology and high-speed networking. It is also home to a computer commons where students can access over 100 computers anytime, day or night.
NAIT’s Alternative Energy Technology Centre contains a lab with state-of-the-art equipment for hands-on experience with alternative energy generation and storage. Learning will be enhanced by a wind turbine, roof-mounted solar panels and full-scale working geothermal units, which will generate energy and be recorded and incorporated into lab activities.