“I’ve been waiting for this moment for a while — to combine my passions with my education.
High school is very focused on academic studies, and I just want to focus on what I’m good at and what I love – cars and cooking.
My dad has always been someone I could talk to about what I want in life. He’s someone I look up to. He graduated from SAIT in 1985 from the Aircraft Maintenance Engineer Technology program, and he’s the reason I am pursuing what I love.
When I was four he bought a ‘92 Chevrolet Blazer and when I was six, we would work on it together in the garage. My Dad also really likes to cook and he makes our meals at home, so we cook together too.
This year, I’m going to join my high school cooking club. I’ve applied to go to SAIT’s downtown Culinary Campus next May for a four-month Introduction to Cooking program. And then in fall next year, I hope to pursue the Automotive Service Technology program at the School of Manufacturing and Automation.
I’m really happy to stay in Calgary, which is where I grew up, and still have access to the best education for what I want to do. It’s why I picked SAIT above all other schools in Alberta and across the country.”
Travis Cornelius, Bishop Carroll High School Grade 12 student and prospective SAIT student
Editor’s note: Travis, and hundreds of other prospective SAIT students took part in the SAIT Open House on Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 touring the campus, learning about programs, trying a skill and applying to SAIT for free. If you missed the Open House, there are other opportunities to learn more about SAIT and the programs we offer.