Sandvik Coromant and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology have invested into supporting and educating the next generation of machinists for nearly 20 years.
When this partnership was established in 2007, the training space, capacity, and opportunities for Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) machinist students was a fraction of today.
Since the signing of the first contract, Sandvik Coromant pledged over $3 million in the form of support of in-kind equipment, support in the machinist centre, student awards, and digital machining applications, which will have impacted 189 students by 2025. Over the years, the partners have continued to reevaluate and grow the partnership in a multitude of ways. The overall goal of the partnership between the two entities is to help ensure there is a skilled and prepared workforce for the future of manufacturing.