New facilities and offerings mark back-to-school at NAIT

Published on September 01, 2017

Polytechnic grows with opening of Mawji Centre for student entrepreneurship; construction of Productivity and Innovation Centre

EDMONTON – Back-to-school will mean new facilities and offerings for NAIT students this year, including a new centre to foster student entrepreneurship and a new Business Administration diploma in entrepreneurship and innovation.

As the polytechnic welcomes more than 25,000 credit and apprenticeship students back to class, NAIT continues to grow. Construction of the new Productivity and Innovation Centre will be completed in 2018. The Centre for Applied Technology, which opened last year on Main Campus, and NAIT’s Spruce Grove Campus for Crane and Hoisting programs, are among the newest facilities for students.

This year also marks the opening of the Mawji Centre for New Venture and Student Entrepreneurship in NAIT’s JR Shaw School of Business. The centre will be a hub for learning and mentorship about business innovation and new ventures. The school is also launching a new, two-year Business Administration diploma in entrepreneurship and innovation to help students start and grow their own businesses.



Dr. Glenn Feltham, NAIT president and CEO
“It has never been more evident that NAIT is essential to Albert and to our students. We continue to grow and evolve to meet the polytechnic needs of our province and our learners.”


Productivity and Innovation Centre
Mawji Centre for Student Entrepreneurship and New Venture

About NAIT

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.

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