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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 towards 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.

For updates on Covid-19 for apprentices please visit tradesecrets.

SAIT offers a wide range of Apprenticeship and Pre-Employment Programs, browse the list to find the right match for your path.
Are you looking to begin your journey in the trades? SAIT offers four different pathways to help you achieve your career goals.
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.
Find out how to register as an apprentice in Alberta.
Test your math and reading skills before you begin your apprenticeship journey. Orientation is mandatory for all apprentices.
Check out the financial resources available to help support apprentices.
From the moment you start your apprenticeship to your final day of training, we're here to help you every step of the way.
Earn a red, blue or gold seal certificate by taking a trade program or continuing education course offered at SAIT

Contact us

On-campus Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT) Liaison Office

For assistance related to your technical training at SAIT:

Darshan Khunkhun, AIT Examination and Liaison Officer
 SAIT office: 403.284.8092
 Appointment bookings: 403.297.2191
 TF241, Thomas Riley Building, SAIT Main Campus
Hours: Wednesdays, 7:30 am - 12 pm

Alberta Advanced Education and Technology Apprenticeship and Industry Training Client Services South Region

 Suite 200, Willow Park Centre, 10325 Bonaventure Drive SE, Calgary
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:15 am - 4:30 pm

Apprenticeship handbook

Apprenticeship Handbook 2021

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. Explore through our Apprenticeship Handbook and take the first steps to become a qualified journeyperson through first-class programs at SAIT. 

View the 2021/22 Apprenticeship Handbook >

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.

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