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Discover how you can advance your career with flexible evening, weekend and online courses taught by industry experts.
Visit The Tastemarket by SAIT for Continuing Education Info Night and explore industry-driven certificate, diploma and degree programs in business, media, engineering technologies and much more.
Drop-in any time between 3 and 6 pm to meet instructors, ask questions, network and enjoy hors-d'oeuvres prepared by SAIT chefs.
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Transportation and parking
The Tastemarket is located in downtown Calgary at 444 7 Avenue SW.
Pay parking is available in the Core Parkade located on 4th street between 8th Avenue and 7th Avenue for $2 after 3 pm. You can view alternative parking options using Calgary’s Downtown Associations interactive parking map.
Convenient access is also provided by the Calgary Transit CTrain and bus routes located nearby.
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Improving access, elevating understanding
Four years ago, Patrick White made a dramatic career switch from technical sales to architecture. He's always had an affinity for architecture, and having been a wheelchair user for almost 20 years, he often sees the built environment in ways others don't.
An accessibility strategist in Calgary, last year he found another tool for his toolbox in the Rick Hansen Foundation Accessibility Certification (RHFAC)TM Accessibility Assessor Training Course. The course helps train individuals who are planning, designing, and constructing the built environment to understand accessibility from the perspective of people with disabilities.
"CNIB joined our group for an afternoon to discuss how the blind and those with vision loss use the physical space," says White. "That experience helped me gain perspective into disabilities other than just physical and to better understand what needs to be done to ensure true inclusion for all. Overall, the course really helped elevate my understanding of universal design."
A success story in the making
With a couple years of work experience in the construction industry under her belt Nikkita Arria started looking at next steps.
"My primary goal was a career change or advancement," says Arria. "I genuinely felt like I could take any program and know so much about that field even if I started from scratch. However, I also wanted to network and grow my connections."
Networking turned out to be easy. Arria met and shared achievements with a number of peers from her industry throughout her programs. Scheduling turned out to be equally easy. "One of the best things about my experience was the flexibility of the class schedule," she says.
Having recently switched from the construction industry to logistics, Arria says her success story is still in the making.
"SAIT definitely gave me the confidence to make this move."
Taking a new road
Dwight Boehm was looking to make a career change when he heard about the Professional Service Advisor Certificate at SAIT. A professional service advisor skillfully builds and manages relationships by interacting with customers and technicians in the automotive and heavy equipment industry.
"The course was recommended to me by a service manager at a large dealership in Calgary," says Boehm. "I wanted to understand what the job required and to confirm it was something I would enjoy."
The course answered both questions, but Boehm credits his instructor — Mike Rolland — for making the real connection.
"Mike not only knows how to share knowledge in an exceptional manner, he's a genuine person who cares about the industry and the students he teaches."
Hearing stories about real-life industry experience throughout the course was a big part of helping Boehm understand key concepts and then apply his training in the workplace.
"Even though I didn't have any recent experience in this field, within a few months I landed a job."
"The older I got, the more I wanted to use my career to make a difference."
"The programs I completed were a first step to get out of my shell, out of my comfort zone and try other industries."
"The material was very good and the instructor brought it to life. It opened several doors for me."