Organization: SAIT Polytechnic

SAIT unveils design for huge trades and tech complex

More than three-quarters of funding has been secured for SAIT Polytechnic‘s $445-million Trades and Technology Complex slated for the institute’s Calgary campus. The 70,000-sq-m complex will add 3,600 new student spaces to SAIT’s enrollment when it opens in 2012, addressing the province’s long-term labour requirements. Three buildings will be dedicated to skills training in energy,…

SAIT Polytechnic receives $300 million from province

The Alberta government is investing $300 million in a $445-million Trades and Technology Complex (TTC) at the SAIT Polytechnic, for multidisciplinary programming in energy, construction and manufacturing. The TTC will provide 3,600 new training spaces that will engage 8,100 students annually in career-oriented training. It represents a 30% increase for certificate, diploma and applied degree…

SAIT Polytechnic establishes RFID research chair

SAIT Polytechnic (formerly the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology) has teamed with Hewlett Packard and Cicso to fund an applied research chair in radio frequency identification (RFID) applications development. The inaugural chairholder is Glen Kathler, a veteran of the telecommunications industry and a SAIT employee since 1997. He will work with the recently opened RFID…