This plan identifies how we will achieve our vision, address new and emerging challenges and measure our progress. It sets the direction for achieving our vision to be the most relevant and responsive post-secondary institution in Canada and become one of the world’s leading polytechnics.
Thank you to the over 3,200 individuals who helped to develop NAIT 2021 and this Strategic Plan. The discussions with our students, staff, alumni, Board of Governors, government and industry partners contributed greatly to our vision, values, promises, outcomes and strategies.
As a polytechnic, NAIT is known for its technology-based, experiential, hands-on learning. We work directly with industry to ensure we are meeting labour market demands. We also conduct applied research that solves real-world problems faced by Alberta’s industry. By finding solutions, companies become more competitive and efficient.
NAIT offers an inclusive community that fosters diversity. We have a range of supports for our students to help them reach their greatest aspirations. One example is our Encana Aboriginal Student Centre that has elders on-site to help Aboriginal students transition successfully to NAIT. This is only one example of our many programs that we will continue to develop to meet our students’ needs.
As Alberta grows, NAIT is positioned to respond. Together, we will contribute to this province’s continued success.