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Industry Partnerships

Automotive Partnerships

Calgary Motor Dealers Association (CMDA)
The partnership was established in 1985 when SAIT began to participate in the CMDA's Annual International Car and Truck Show. The partnership has evolved and the CMDA is an important supporter of our diploma programs: Business Administration - Automotive Management and Automotive Service Technology, as well as the apprentices in the auto body, automotive, heavy equipment and parts programs, through scholarship funds.

Ford of Canada

Ford of Canada selected SAIT as the Alberta-only approved Ford Automotive Student Service Educational Training (ASSET) training centre. Ford has donated $750,000 for ongoing support for the program.

General Motors
The partnership began in 1984 when SAIT provided an instructor to GM to deliver courses on specialized electronics in Southern Alberta and British Columbia. Based upon the success of this contract, SAIT became one of two Canadian colleges to provide auto body training to GM personnel across the country.

In 1995 SAIT began delivering apprenticeship training to GM's Automotive Service Education Program (ASEP). GM has provided vehicles, equipment, tools and curriculum to support this extension of the partnership.

Melroe Bobcat
In 1996 SAIT started providing training to Bobcat equipment technicians in Western Canada and the Northwest Territories. Bobcat trains SAIT's trainers and provides equipment and tools to support the partnership. SAIT benefits from having instructors updated in the latest technology and students benefit from having access to the latest equipment.

Recreational Vehicle Dealers Association (RVDA)
The RVDA provides strong industry support by way of donations, scholarships, and programs that directly support our Recreation Vehicle Service Technician apprentices.

Rail Partnerships

Railway Association of Canada
The Railway Association of Canada (RAC), represents some 60 member freight, tourist, commuter, and intercity Canadian railways, playing a major role in promoting the safety, viability, and growth of the railway industry within Canada.

Canadian National
CN's goal is to be the best transportation company in North America. Employees working in rail yards, offices and intermodal terminals all bring essential skills and play an important role in keeping our operations running smoothly.

Canadian Pacific Railway
At CP, we're all railroaders and our culture is one of hard work, accountability and doing what we say we'll do.
Why? Because we want to see our customers' businesses grow. When you join CP, you'll be part of a 130-year-old company known for building businesses and building a nation.