About NAIT  

Our Vision, Promises & Values

It's all about impact

At NAIT, we know who we are

We are leaders in experiential learning with an unmatched connection to industry.

We develop student competencies by applying knowledge to practice in real-world challenges.

We have a technology focus in teaching and business.

Our staff are industry experts with a passion for their chosen fields.

Our proudly polytechnic approach to higher education ignites the passions that lead to meaningful careers for our learners and fuels the economic engine of our province.

We are intensely focused on creating a prosperous Alberta and thriving Albertans.

The NAIT Effect is for Alberta.
We welcome you to join us.

Our Vision

  • Meaningful careers
  • Vibrant communities
  • Globally competitive industries
  • Transformative polytechnic education
Our Vision

Our Promises

Committed to your success:

NAIT is committed to the success of learners, industry partners, staff, and communities. We express this core purpose through our four promises:

Promise to Learners

Promise to Learners

NAIT provides a positive, inclusive campus and online experience that is professional, flexible and engaging. We prepare learners to find meaningful employment in their chosen fields and support all those seeking life-long learning throughout their careers. We assess and enhance the essential skills and technical competencies they need to succeed.

Promise to Industry

Promise to Industry

NAIT delivers the exceptional talent and critical innovation that industry needs to grow and compete. Our credit programs, reskilling and upskilling initiatives, and applied research are industry driven and developed in partnership with industry leaders.


Promise to Staff

Promise to Staff

NAIT’s dynamic employee culture is an essential component of ensuring the success of our learners and industry partners. We collectively create a place to work that fuels passion, values inclusivity, ignites creativity, develops careers and supports wellbeing. 


Promise to Industry

Promise to Alberta and Beyond

NAIT meets the current and emerging needs for polytechnic education and applied research that drive a prosperous Alberta and thriving Albertans. We are relevant and responsive to the needs of our province, as well as recognized as a vital source of talent and innovation far beyond our borders.

Our Core Values

NAIT’s core values are a central component of our culture.  

They are a guiding light for both staff and students, defining how we interact with and what we expect of each other. The core values act as both a lens for decision making and as a proclamation of what our community needs to achieve our shared vision.



We build an equitable, diverse and inclusive culture by treating each other with respect, including behaviours of honesty, integrity, acceptance and trust.


We create the new and exciting, always flexible and adaptable in our approach to innovation and continuous improvement.


We work together towards our vision through a spirit of teamwork, relationship building and community.


We are accountable, individually and collectively, to each other and our stakeholders for our actions and fulfilling our promises.


We come together in fun and enjoyment to recognize accomplishments and successes and to show appreciation.

NAIT Core Values

Global Engagement Strategy

3 NAIT students laughing and working together
This strategy provides a clear vision for growing our internationalization efforts and ensuring NAIT remains industry’s most trusted post-secondary partner.

The strategy is founded on 3 pillars:  

  • Educating global talent for local needs 
    Attract more students from more places and help them enter the workforce.   

  • Student success in a globalized world 
    Every student has access to the right supports and intercultural learning experiences so they can thrive in today’s global economy. 

  • Partnerships for global engagement 
    NAIT has a global network of partners to address real-world challenges and elevate NAIT’s international reputation. 

Learn more
Shopping Cart Quick View
Open Shopping Cart