Published on February 20, 2019
NAIT has been recognized as one of Alberta's top employers for the eighth consecutive year
EDMONTON – The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) has been recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers for the eighth consecutive year.
The polytechnic’s focus on the physical and mental well-being of its employees is among the reasons it was chosen as an outstanding place to work once again this year.
Alberta’s Top Employers is an annual competition that this year recognizes 75 employers offering exceptional places to work. The workplaces are not ranked in any particular order. NAIT has been named a top employer every year since 2012.
The judges offered a number of reasons for selecting NAIT, including:
- Encouraging employees to keep fit, with facilities including a salt water pool, climbing wall, NHL-sized arena, indoor running track, racquetball and squash courts, personal training services and a variety of instructor-led classes
- Employing a dedicated mental health coordinator and hosting a PD day focused employee well-being
- Providing maternity leave top-up payments for new mothers and flexible work options when they are ready to return, varying by employee group
Dr. Glenn Feltham, NAIT president and CEO
“I am so proud that NAIT has again been named a top employer in our province. Our staff truly are essential to the success of our polytechnic! They play an integral role in ensuring the success of our students and industry.”
Clayton Davis, executive director, NAIT Human Resources
“I say this year after year, but I really do believe that it’s our people that make us a top employer. It’s people who make you feel supported, respected and valued. It’s people who support you in achieving your goals, and it’s people who celebrate with you when you’ve accomplished them.”
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 40,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to the provincial economy. NAIT also contributes to Alberta’s prosperity by helping business and industry become more competitive with Industry Solutions offered through its Productivity and Innovation Centre, including technology adoption, business and product innovation and industry-driven research. 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.