"This is the second energy downturn I’ve seen in my 10 years at SAIT.
It’s an important part of my job to let students and parents know it’s part of the business cycle of the energy industry in Alberta. When they’re considering our programs, we want them to know they’ll benefit from the fact that our instructors have years of industry experience and have lived through these cycles before.
SAIT students have the opportunity to learn in real time and develop employable skills. When they graduate in two or four years, they’ll be well positioned to enter a — hopefully — recovered market.
The current economy can affect how perspective students think about their education, but Open House is a great opportunity for us to show students that we are focused on action-based learning and taking skills outside the classroom."
Gursher Pannu, Academic Chair, School of Business
Editor’s note: SAIT’s Open House is being held Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 9 am to 4 pm, and will offer prospective students opportunities to learn about programs, try skills and apply for free.