Now that you know what a polytechnic does, we bet you want to know where a polytechnic model of education is offered.
Located in key economic regions, polytechnics contribute to a more innovative, productive and globally competitive Canada. Institutions are developing multi-disciplinary talent pipelines – nurturing both technical and employability skills across a broad range of credentials, from four-year Bachelor’s degrees and graduate certificates to shorter-duration diploma programs and apprenticeships in the skilled trades.
Polytechnics Canada members also have considerable depth and capacity to partner with industry on applied R&D. The facilities, equipment and expertise to support applied research projects make our institutions a destination for employers seeking support with new processes, technology adoption, commercialization and more.
In the news
Erik Hansen, a student in the Culinary Arts program at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) went knife-to-knife against top young chefs on the world stage. For the first time, Canada was invited to compete at Trophée Jean Rougié — a renowned French culinary contest for rising chefs. Under the tutelage of SAIT instructors and weeks of practice under his belt, Erik brought home the top prize.
Fanshawe College has officially opened its new facility, Innovation Village at the heart of the College’s London Campus. This 95,000-square-foot space will focus on hands-on learning, creative problem solving and collaboration among students, employees and industry. Features include a focus on sustainability, Indigenous-inspired design and spaces that prepare students for rewarding careers.
Saskatchewan Polytechnic researchers have been awarded six Align grants from the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation (SHRF) in 2023-24, totaling nearly $60,000 in funding. The awarded Align Grants will contribute to the advancement of research and the improvement of various aspects of healthcare and support services to address Saskatchewan’s diverse needs.