Institutional Capacity Building

SAIT offers services to assist emerging and developing economies with workforce development and infrastructure.

The SAIT Advantage

Flexibility is key. 

We ensure your organization is equipped with the most up-to-date skills and knowledge in a way that’s most suited to your organization and staff.

About SAIT

SAIT’s success stems from delivering applied education, industry involvement, up-to-date curriculum, and state-of-the-art facilities. Our training models demonstrate our ability to meet diverse international training needs with customized solutions.

Established in 1916, we are a leading applied education institute in Calgary, Canada, offering skill-oriented education to over 36,000 individuals annually.

Capacity building services

We deliver researched and proven solutions that ensure your employees are equipped with the most up-to-date and relevant information available. Using a consultative approach, we work diligently with our clients to assess, plan, design, implement training and monitor success.

SAIT’s support enables clients to achieve outcomes in a timely manner and empowers organizations to become independent and sustainable in the long term.


Training and institutional needs assessments

We conduct comprehensive assessments to identify performance and institutional gaps and training requirements, ensuring programs are designed based on learner needs and organizational objectives.

Academic strengthening programs

We offer English language assessments, training, and academic upgrading, including math, physics and chemistry, to enhance learners’ academic capabilities.

Technical-vocational training consultancies

We offer subject matter experts to assess training needs, strengthen industry linkages, validate and improve curricula, and design educational support systems and labs.

Train-the-trainer programs

Our Applied Higher Education Instructor Training equips instructors with the necessary skills to deliver applied education effectively.

Results: Atyrayu Petroleum Educational Centre, Kazakhstan

The partnership with APEC PetroTechnic developed work-ready graduates in foundational and technical specialties required to support Kazakhstan’s growing energy industry, resulting in a more capable and high-quality national workforce trained to international standards. 

Services provided during the partnership included administration of operations, English language skills development, science and math upgrading and technical programs, and facility development. Quality assurance audits were also undertaken to meet APEC’s goal of being a first-class national and international technical post-secondary institution. 

Institutional capacity building model


1. Needs assessment

Analyze project objectives and meet with key stakeholders to determine training and infrastructure requirements.


2. Detailed design

Provide recommendations for organizational structure, curriculum, resources, and facility design.


3. Implementation

Program and curriculum development, institutional systems deployment, evaluation processes, and instructional support.


4. Building sustainability

Prepare organizations for independent operations and equip stakeholders and faculty to deliver programming effectively.


5. Sustainability phase

Ongoing partnership, quality audits, certification, and marketing services.

Where we've worked

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Results: Ministry of Research, Technology, and Higher Education (MORTHE), Indonesia

The training lasted eight weeks, including courses such as Overview of the Petroleum Industry, Oil & Gas Field Health and Safety, Drilling, Oil and Gas Operations, Liquefied Natural Gas, and a capstone project. Participants from this program earned a SAIT Certificate of Achievement.

In addition to their studies, the trainees resided on campus in the SAIT residence and had the opportunity to participate in unique Canadian cultural experiences. 

The knowledge and skills acquired during the program from SAIT have translated into enhanced productivity, efficiency and overall performance.

The Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of Indonesia

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