Published on April 19, 2018
Donation goes to Machinist scholarships and equipment
EDMONTON – A generous gift from Sandvik Coromant will provide student scholarships and equipment for the NAIT Sandvik Coromant Centre for Machinist Technology.
The five-year agreement, announced Thursday at the centre, will provide equipment, capital and operating support for the Machinist Technology program at NAIT, along with 60 student scholarships.
This marks a renewal of the partnership with Sandvik Coromant, whose donation helped establish the NAIT Sandvik Coromant Centre for Machinist Technology in 2008.
Dr. Glenn Feltham, NAIT president and CEO
“I want to thank Sandvik Coromant for their incredible support of our Machinist program – they are both a friend and partner of NAIT! Through their gift, they are ensuring our students are learning on the very latest equipment and they have the support needed to pursue their education by establishing scholarships.”
Tom Henry, Manager, Partner Marketing Americas, Sandvik Coromant
“NAIT students are prepared to start working on day one when entering the workforce and we are pleased that our support provides an immediate impact to the program.”
Mike Oostenbrink, NAIT Machinist alumnus and Technical Sales Engineer, Sandvik Coromant
“Being educated at NAIT as a machinist and with my previous experience in the industry, it enables me to be a resource and a solution to better meet our customer’s challenges.”
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.