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Apprenticeships and Trades

SAIT is renowned for providing a first-class education in a variety of trades. Classes combine the formal instruction and hands-on, technical training needed to start working toward becoming a qualified journeyperson in any one of more than 30 trades. Whether you're a registered apprentice or looking to become one, we have the program for you.

The foundation of skills and knowledge, combined with work as an apprentice in the industry you're passionate about can lead to a rewarding career.
We offer 35 apprenticeship and pre-employment programs — which one is right for you?
Pre-employment programs and some full-time programs give you a head start with a foundation to confidently enter the workforce and become an apprentice.
Blended learning programs save you time by combining online courses with on-campus labs.
Apprentices get to learn while they earn, but there are still costs to consider. Learn about the resources available to help support apprentices along their way.
From the moment you start your apprenticeship to your final day of training, we're here to help you every step of the way.
Find out how to register as an apprentice in Alberta.
You'll need to track your progress as an apprentice. Find out what records you're responsible for.
Contact the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Office.
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On-campus Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Liaison Office

403.284.8092
Room TF241, Thomas Riley Building, SAIT Main Campus

Contact Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training

How We Work

Apprentices attend classes to gain knowledge and skills they then apply to work in their field through a contract with an employer and under the supervision of a certified journeyperson.

Most of the apprenticeship training is done on the job with only a small amount of formal instruction in the classroom — about three to 12 weeks, depending on the trade.

Apprenticeship training is mandatory to get trade credentials and become a certified journeyperson. Those who have been certified can work their trade in Alberta or elsewhere in Canada after passing a Red Seal exam.