5 programs receive government funding for expansion

Published on May 12, 2022

More than $9 million in new funding from the Government of Alberta will enable NAIT to increase enrolment in some high-demand programs. 

Through the province’s Alberta at Work targeted enrolment expansion program funding, NAIT will have the capacity to add more than 400 seats over three years to these five programs: 

These programs were identified as good candidates to put forward for the funding for several reasons, including high application pressure, alignment with government’s priority areas for growth and ability to meet the requirement of expanding enrolment starting in Fall 2022.  

With the additional funding provided by the Alberta government, NAIT will be ready to expand program capacity and welcome more students into these programs beginning this fall, meaning industry will soon have access to more highly trained, employable workers with the skills needed to succeed.  

Alberta at Work is a $605 million investment over the next 3 years in new and existing programs to help Albertans gain in-demand skills that will support economic growth and attract investment now and in the future. It features programs that support Albertans from primary school to post-secondary skills training, as well as retraining for changing career paths and finding well-paying jobs.  


“Today’s announcement aligns well with NAIT’s vision. We are proud of the way our transformational polytechnic education leads to meaningful careers. Opportunities like this speak to the important role the post-secondary sector plays in developing the skills and innovations that drive Alberta’s economy now and in the future. At NAIT, we share in the government’s vision for a talented workforce in the high-demand fields.” - Laura Jo Gunter, NAIT President & CEO 

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 skilled trades. With over 34,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads help fuel the economic engine of the province. NAIT also contributes to Alberta's prosperity by helping businesses and communities become more competitive through industry-driven research and corporate training. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, industry partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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NAIT Media Relations
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