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SAIT accepting TIAA donation
SAIT Donation: Dallas Parker – SAIT Mechanical Insulation Instructor, Murray Wedhorn - TIAA SC President, Jesse Parker - SAIT Mechanical Insulation Instructor, Wheeler Boys - TIAA Treasurer, Brian Zinter - SAIT Academic Chair

SAIT Insulator Report (2017)

SAIT May 8, 2017

SAIT is happy to report that for 2017-2018 we will offer the following training dates:

Period # of Apprentices Start Dates
1st year 14 + 14 Jan 2, 2018 & April 30, 2018
2nd year 14 + 14 Aug 28, 2017 & Feb 26, 2018
3rd year 14 Oct 23, 2017

Registration for this fall, 2017 opened on May 4, 2017. Please encourage apprentices to register early and add their name to the waitlist if a class is full so SAIT can work with Alberta Industry Training to potentially add more spots for training.

The Skills Alberta competition is this May 10 & 11 in Edmonton. We’re looking forward to having SAIT students compete at this year’s event. Skills Canada Alberta (SCA) is a not-for-profit provincial association, which serves as a critical link between employers, educators, labor groups and the government to reposition trade and technical careers as a first choice career option for youth in Alberta.

SAIT is very thankful for the continuous support we receive from TIAA. Some of the items we have been able to add to our program for apprentices from the support of TIAA include; Infrared imagining camera, Beam compasses, Scale rulers, Drafting kits, Lab room audio equipment, Literature stand, Camera for demonstrations, Shop stools, Box and pan break, Smart devices and Supplies for student projects. We’re also currently building a demonstration piece for SAIT’s fall open house to attract potential high school students to the Insulator Heat and Frost apprenticeship.

SAIT hosted TIAA for their Southern Chapter meeting on April 13th. Thanks to TIAA for supporting our program and we’re looking forward to hosting a future meeting on campus.

As always if anyone is interested in the Insulator (Heat & Frost) apprenticeship or in a tour of the SAIT campus facilities, please contact me at brian.zinter@sait.ca or call me at (403) 774-5258

Brian Zinter, RSE
Academic Chair

SAIT Apprenticeship Program Report (2016)

SAIT SAIT would like to congratulate our current 3rd year class on their final year of technical training and wish them all the best in the Insulator industry.

2nd year classes are currently full, however if anyone is wishing to complete 2nd year of technical training please encourage them to add their name to the waitlist so we can request additional training opportunities from Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training (AIT).

We have 12 spot available for 1st year of technical training, please help encourage early registration.

Training dates for the upcoming 2016-2017 year are below:
Period Student Totals Start Date and End Date
1st year 14 + 14 Jan 3, 2017 & May 1, 2017
2nd year 14 + 14 Oct 24, 2017 & Feb 27, 2017
3rd year 14 Aug 29, 2015

As always if anyone is interested in the Insulator apprenticeship or in a tour of the SAIT campus facilities, they can contact Brian Zinter - brian.zinter@sait.ca.

SAIT accepting TIAA donation
SAIT Academic Chair of the Refrigeration and Insulator Apprenticeship's Brian Zinter RSE, School of Construction, accepting the $10,000.00 TIAA donation with Southern Chapter Board Members. From left to right: Murray Wedhorn, Brian Zinter, Wheeler Boys, Laurie Peloquin and John Conti

SAIT Apprenticeship Program Report (2015)

SAIT is happy to report a busy 2015-2016 academic year. We have seen an increase in technical training seats available to apprentices in 3rd year and a new full class offering of 1 year. We will have our highest student training numbers since the program began at SAIT 5 years ago.

Period Student Totals
1st year 30
2nd year 28
3rd year 17

SAIT will train a total of 75 students this academic year.

Training dates for the upcoming 2015-2016 year are below:
Period Student Totals Start Date and End Date
1st year 14 + 16 Jan 4 - Feb 19, 2016 & May 2nd - Jun 17th, 2016
2nd year 14 + 14 Oct 26 - Dec 11, 2015 & Feb 29 - Apr 15, 2016
3rd year 17 Aug 31, 2015 - Oct 16, 2015

SAIT’s first intake with first year students was a full class of 14. The students enjoyed the new lab spaces and were able to tour the mechanical equipment on campus. February 24, welcomed 14 - 3rd year apprentices.

As always if anyone would like a tour of our facility they can contact Brian Zinter - brian.zinter@sait.ca.

Donated iPad
Murray Wedhorn, TIAA Provincial President, presents the donated IPAD to SAIT insulator program.

SAIT is pleased to offer an insulator program, effective January 2012. The program description as given on the SAIT is as follows:

Insulators read blueprints and specifications to determine job requirements and select, install and secure a variety of insulation materials (calcium silicate, glass foam, mineral wool, styrofoam, fiberglass) based on the size, surface characteristics and location of pipes, ductwork and other mechanical systems. Insulators possess the agility to work in confined spaces and are comfortable working at heights in both indoor and outdoor environments under potentially uncomfortable and hazardous conditions including the disposal of asbestos insulation. Insulators have an aptitude for precision work, demonstrate a high degree of manual dexterity, enjoy working with a minimum of supervision and when required are capable of lifting objects that weigh up to 20 kilograms.

For further information or to register, please visit www.sait.ca.