Apprenticeships and Trades
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
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.