A year after SAIT’s centennial, the post secondary school has announced new buildings and programs.
SAIT President, David Ross says, “with the new facilities the students will get to practice the hands on skills that SAIT graduates are renowed for.”
The Five new facilities will be built with their own unique characteristics including a Green Building, a Crane and Ironworker facility, a culinary Taste Market, and a Career Exploration Centre.
The Career Exploration Centre will help develop the skills and abilities of pre high-school students by teaching them hands on mechanics, electronics, and other fields. The main goal of this facility is to help guide young students towards the career path of their choosing.
The Tastemarket will be designed to foster culinary entrepreneurship, creative exchange, and innovation. This building will be built in Calgary’s downtown core and will be open to the public to purchase the latest edible creations made by the students.
The Green Building Technologies Lab and Demonstration Centre will act as a high-performance research tool that will allow students and researchers to work along side of one another.
The Crane and Ironworker Facility will be a customized training facility for both the Crane and Hosting Equipment Operator Apprenticeship and the Ironworker Apprenticeship programs.
The Gene Haas Foundation Labs will expand and enhance the machining labs used by students in the School of Manufacturing and Automation.
Story by Grayden Racine and April Zielke