Polytechnic to be better positioned to meet current and future labour demands
NAIT is poised to increase enrolment in five high-demand programs by more than 400 new seats, thanks to more than $9 million in new funding from the Government of Alberta.
Through the Alberta at Work initiative, designed to help Albertans gain skills to support economic growth and attract investment in the province, a greater number of prospective students will have access to:
• Bachelor of Business Administration – Accounting
• Bachelor of Business Administration – Finance
• Veterinary Medical Assistant
• Digital Media and IT
• Computer Engineering Technology
In recent years, these programs have seen application demand higher than enrolment capacity. This funding enables NAIT to expand new enrolment in areas critical to Alberta’s economy to meet current and future labour market needs.
“We share in the government’s vision for a talented workforce in high-demand fields,” says NAIT president and CEO Laura Jo Gunter. “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.”
“The Alberta at Work initiative is focused on addressing structural unemployment issues in our province,” says Demetrios Nicolaides, minister of Advanced Education.
Creating more seats at post-secondary and other institutions, he adds, “means giving students more opportunities to pursue a career in a field where we need skilled, dedicated workers.”
Enrolment for fall 2022, winter 2023 and spring 2023 classes opens on July 5.