Skills for the future

Strategic Plan 2020-25
We equip students with essential skills for career success

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We’ve reached the midpoint of SAIT’s Strategic Plan. Learn more about our path forward through our 2023-25 priority framework.

Strategic positioning

2023-25 key focus area

SAIT must remain at the forefront of technology — as a talent provider and innovation partner for emerging and evolving industries. Strengthening our institutional position will allow us to address the challenges of economic uncertainty and the changing needs and expectations of our learners.


  • Strengthen our leadership in emerging technologies and fields important to the Alberta economy, including: clean energy, electric vehicles, remotely-piloted aircraft systems and industrial applications of technology, such as augmented and virtual reality and artificial intelligence.
  • Convene a critical mass of people and technology to generate leading-edge programming, applied research solutions and skilled graduates.
  • Advance SAIT's reputation as a leader in applied research and education innovation through enhanced storytelling.

Our vision


Our mission


Skills for the future

New World. New Thinking. 2020-25

Technology is transforming the world of work — it's no longer a solution you outsource, it's part of every business and every business culture. Without people to implement, problem solve and ask, "what's next?", technology alone isn't a solution.

Our goal for the next five years — and beyond — is to ensure SAIT students have the digital literacy, personal agility and entrepreneurial spirit to succeed in a future driven by people, powered by technology.


A mind set to possibilities

Help students flourish in their future careers by developing a growth mindset, entrepreneurial skills and resilience:

  • mindset development — develop programming for all students that builds growth mindset, leadership, adaptability, resilience and inquiry
  • make new and emerging technology accessible to students to spark curiosity and nurture entrepreneurial drive
  • create pathways for students to showcase innovative thinking, build business literacy, access mentorship and gain exposure to industry leaders

Advanced tech — it's what's now and what's next

Build skills in data literacy and the application of advanced technology across all schools and programs:

  • infuse leading-edge technology within all schools, programs, spaces and applied research
  • build digital technology and data literacy education for all students in all program areas
  • develop new methods of teaching and learning using advanced technology tools

Digital transformation

Now more than ever, SAIT will step to the forefront to advance, inspire and fuel the innovation of our aspiring professionals - contributing to the technological diversification and advancement of our local and global workforce.

Dr. Raynie Wood
Dean, School for Advanced Digital Technology
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Integrated, essential workplace skills

Broaden our model of applied education to equip students with the human and cross-disciplinary skills needed to thrive in a changing workplace:

  • create more cross-disciplinary learning opportunities and increase the exposure of students to different disciplines and people
  • break down boundaries between programs through avenues such as integrated capstone projects
  • elevate the role of workplace learning in all program areas by engaging industry as an active partner in the education of SAIT students. Increase student access to quality workplace experiences

The future starts now

Technology is shaping the world — and your future job opportunities. Get the digital skills you need to succeed in today’s fast-paced tech industry.

School for Advanced Digital Technology

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SAIT is located on the traditional territories of the Niitsitapi (Blackfoot) and the people of Treaty 7 which includes the Siksika, the Piikani, the Kainai, the Tsuut’ina and the Îyârhe Nakoda of Bearspaw, Chiniki and Goodstoney.

We are situated in an area the Blackfoot tribes traditionally called Moh’kinsstis, where the Bow River meets the Elbow River. We now call it the city of Calgary, which is also home to the Métis Nation of Alberta, Region 3.