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Industry Engagement

Essential to industry

The JR Shaw School of Business, 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.

We offer a number of ways for our students to obtain the certificate, diploma or degree they will need to perform as valuable employees. We can help students earn 2-year diplomas or help professionals extend their skill set and grow into management positions.

See the programs we offer to meet the needs of Albertan industry

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.

The education we provide includes training with industry-standard tools and equipment, field trips and labs that provide hands-on learning, and work-integrated learning experiences that puts student learning to the test.

Get involved

If you would like to know more about how you can support the JR Shaw School of Business and our programs and students, please contact:

Ryan Young
Associate Dean, Industry Engagement
Email: ryoung@nait.ca


Work-integrated learning

Many of our programs include the option for students to apply professional skills and theoretical understanding in a workplace setting through practicum, co-op and work experience. In turn, you get well-trained employees for a designated period of time with the potential to bring them back after graduation.

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!

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Certifications and designations

Our programs provide you with a skill set that employers seek, as well as the opportunity to earn credit towards a number of professional designations, including:

  • Accredited in Public Relations (APR)
  • Canadian Securities Course (CSC)
  • Certified Financial Planner (CFP)
  • Certified Marketing Specialist (CMS)
  • Certified Marketing Management Professional (CMMP)
  • Certified Marketing Research Professional (CMRP)
  • Certified Professional Purchasing Manager (CPPM)
  • Certified Sales Professional (CSP)
  • Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) University Recognition Program
  • Certified in Management (CIM)
  • Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA)
  • Chartered Professional in Human Resources (CPHR)
  • Canadian Professional Sales Certificate Program (CPSA)
  • Life License Qualification Program (LLQP) to become a life insurance agent
  • Professional Risk Manager Designation (PRM)
  • Project Management Professional (PMP)
  • Supply Chain Management Professional (SCMP)​

Find out how you can work with NAIT to uncover solutions for your business