NAIT faculty and Sandvik Coromant
representatives attend annual scholarship dinner
Alberta, CA – On September 25, 2018, nine deserving students in the Machinist Apprenticeship Program at the North Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton received scholarship awards at the annual dinner.
This year, nine students in their fourth year of the Machinist Apprenticeship Program received scholarships courtesy of Sandvik Coromant. Seven of those recipients were given the Sandvik Coromant Award, based on top academic achievement in the fourth year of the program. In addition, the Sandvik Coromant Leadership award was granted to two well-deserving individuals. This award is given to the top student(s) who demonstrates initiative, creativity, leadership with their fellow students and enthusiasm in conjunction with academic achievement.
According to Malcolm Haines, Dean, School of Skilled Trades at NAIT, "We are very grateful to Sandvik Coromant for all they have done to support our program and our students. Through their continued support, they are helping to ensure that our programs can stay on the cutting edge of what the machining industry requires now and will require in the future. Our students have greatly benefitted by having both the financial support provided by the awards but also the opportunity to use the state of the art tooling that Sandvik Coromant is renowned for.
Sandvik Coromant is proud to partner with NAIT and help fulfill their vision of being the most relevant and responsive post-secondary institution in Canada and one of the world's leading polytechnics. Tom Henry, Partner Marketing Americas Manager at Sandvik Coromant, adds, "Support for education and sharing knowledge to gain the skillsets required by our industry is a priority at Sandvik Coromant. The NAIT education partnership provides students with the opportunity to develop their skills leading to pathways to real world career advancement and we are proud to support that."
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. Nearly 40,000 credit and non-credit students come to NAIT, with NAIT grads boasting a 95% employer satisfaction rate as they begin their careers and contribute to Alberta's and Canada's economies. Additionally, NAIT delivers Industry Solutions across technology adoption, business and product innovation and industry-driven research. NAIT's industry solutions and the Productivity and Innovation Centre create competitive organizations that are the foundation for prosperity.