NAIT’s Alternative Energy Technology program was launched in 2011 with the goal of developing highly skilled, specialized workers to fill roles in Alberta’s nascent renewable energy and energy efficiency industries. The interdisciplinary program focuses on technical design and project development in areas as diverse as solar PV, biorefining, geothermal and energy management. Based on these bedrock technologies, students are able to create hybrid systems tailored to both the client’s goals and the environmental conditions at the site. With a strong emphasis on designing economically sound systems and customer care, 11% of their alumni have gone on to start their own businesses. Graduates are already emerging as leaders in their fields. Along with the staff and current students, the program is helping to shape the future of the industry in Alberta – through education, outreach, innovation, and collaboration.
Learn more about the Alternative Energy Technology Program.