Industry Engagement

The School of Skilled Trades, and NAIT as a whole, has made promises to our students, industry and Alberta. 

In order to ensure we make good on our promises, we have partnered with industry to ensure our students receive a quality education that is practical and specific to careers that are in demand in our province, and that we develop trades pathways that meet students where they are at. 

In turn, we train students who are skilled in over 30 trades that play a key role in growing Alberta’s key industries. 

Discover how your organization can get involved with NAIT’ School of Skilled Trades. 

Industry consultation

Each year, our programs are reviewed by members of our Program Advisory Councils (PACs) to ensure students are learning everything they need to be successful in the workforce. Topics discussed include program curriculum and desired outcomes, new industry innovations and challenges and program needs such as equipment, work-integrated learning participants and field trip opportunities.

General inquiries to the School of Skilled Trades about industry consultation or engagement can be made to

New student events

Become involved with future skilled trades students at events hosted by NAIT. This provides an opportunity to engage with prospective students who are eager to enter the skilled trades. 

Next in Trades

Next in Trades is an event that connects students with NAIT graduates, staff and industry members who will share their experiences and journeys in the skilled trades.

Jill of All Trades

Jill of all Trades is a day-long event with the goal of introducing female and female identifying high school students to the prospect of a rewarding career in the skilled trades.

Work-integrated learning

What better way to learn about a job than jumping in and giving it a try? Many of our diploma programs include the option for students to apply professional skills and theoretical understanding in a workplace setting through practicum, co-op and work experience. 

View our list of programs that include work-integrated learning options

Hire a NAIT student

Are you an employer looking for temporary student employees? Reach out to a member of our friendly work-integrated learning (WIL) team to find out how you can join our program!

Ruth Mulholland
Work-Integrated Learning Coordinator
School of Skilled Trades

Advanced Skills Centre

NAIT has started planning for a state-of-the-art Advanced Skills Centre (ASC) on our Main Campus to provide the diverse and workforce-ready graduates Alberta and industry require for the future.

The Advanced Skills Centre will raise the profile of apprenticeship education and technology-based programs in Alberta, attracting greater numbers of apprentices and technologists to create future talent with the skills to propel the economy forward.

Learn more about the Advanced Skills Centre

Building rendering of the Advanced Skills Centre
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