Empowering future-ready energy

Educating tech-driven talent

We have the experience and connections you need

At the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT), our deep roots in the energy industry keep us on the leading edge of innovation. We know diversification and decarbonization are critical when it comes to economic growth and energy security. Whether you're working towards sustainability goals, building institutional capacity, or ensuring your team has the latest training — together we can shape the future of energy.

Talk to us about your talent needs

We’ll connect you with experts on our team who can tell you more about how to get started with our organization.

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Check out our cutting-edge energy labs

MacPhail School of Energy is equipped with over $40 million in specialized tech systems. Established in partnership with industry, our hands-on labs and facilities are used by industry for employee training. They’re also a vital component of our energy and environment programs.

Want to see them in person? Sign up for a tour! 

Join us for an exclusive guided tour of the MacPhail School of Energy and experience the exciting, cutting-edge world of energy engineering. Our tours aim to provide a comprehensive understanding of how SAIT delivers applied education that prepares talent for the evolving energy landscape in a way that allows them to contribute to innovation and solve the challenges ahead.

We'll be running several tours a day Monday, Sept. 18 through Thursday, Sept. 21. 

All tours are approximately two and a half hours long, and transportation will be provided from the BMO Centre.

Register for a tour

Cenovus Energy Centre
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A crane
A student adjusting a control board in a lab
A student adjusting a gauge in a lab
Students looking at gauges
Students inside a lab with machines, wires and gauges
A lab with machines and pipes
A lab with a lot of pipes
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Water processing machines
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Driven by industry

We blur the lines between industry and SAIT to strengthen the economy by partnering with over 250+ industry leaders and companies worldwide. We leverage these relationships to constantly evolve our programs through an industry lens and create opportunities for work-integrated learning.


Future-ready talent for your business

As a key provider of talent to the energy industry, our hands-on programs give learners the skills and digital literacy to thrive in a future driven by technology and powered by sustainability. We’re preparing the next generation of leaders with training designed to take your organization to the next level.

Keep your company competitive

For over 100 years, SAIT Corporate and International Training Solutions has continually transformed to create custom-fit, leading-edge solutions that keep up with technological innovations and emerging industry needs.

Corporate Training

We work in collaboration with your leadership and team to close skill gaps and help your organization gain a competitive edge in an age of disruption.

Learn about Corporate Training

International Training

No matter where you are in the world, we’re ready to help you plan, deliver and sustain talent development solutions for your company.

Learn about International Training

Here’s what our industry partners and clients are saying about SAIT

Developing tomorrow’s energy solutions requires bright, open and curious minds to help us look at problems differently. SAIT-trained energy problem solvers contribute fresh insights, ignite innovation and find unique solutions.
TransCanada Energy
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
As a manufacturing facility we continuously go back to SAIT for Control Panel Technicians and summer students due to their outstanding awareness of components and systems we see every day.
Ken Oliphant
Spartan Controls Manufacturing Manager
SAIT has built tremendous capacity in developing relevant training programs that address skill gaps and respond to labour demands.
Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS)
SAIT provides exceptional curriculum delivery, superb project management, and commitment to building strong client relationships.
Libyan National Oil Company
The most remarkable result was to get the competency sharing from SAIT, which helped our team gain extraordinary development and continue to do it on their own.
Partnering with SAIT has been instrumental in achieving our goal of installing solar solutions on 1 million homes by 2040.
Gursh Bal, Co-CEO Zeno Renewables

Members of SAIT and Naftogaz pose for a group photo.

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