Graduates show resilience through challenges
The classes of 2020 and 2021 should be proud of their accomplishments and the education they received at NAIT, and especially for persevering during the pandemic “when the world ground to a halt,” said president and CEO Laura Jo Gunter.
“Many of you have done much – if not all – of your learning at NAIT virtually or in a blended format,” Gunter said. “You worked together to stay safe and keep each other safe while you continued to learn in NAIT labs and shops. These are significant achievements.
“Nothing has stopped you.”
Gunter made the remarks during virtual convocation ceremonies on June 5. Convocation was postponed last year because of COVID-19 health restrictions so this year’s festivities celebrated graduates from both academic years.
“As Alberta recovers, there is an opportunity to reimagine its future for the better. This is your time.
Gunter reinforced with graduates that, although the pandemic was a major challenge for students and staff alike, “do not discount the fact that you gained a unique skill set during this time.”
“NAIT graduates are valued by industry for their job-readiness. You have technical and employability skills that are in demand – and this alone makes you stand out,” she said. “As Alberta recovers, there is an opportunity to reimagine its future for the better. This is your time.”
To celebrate a remarkable two years, we’re pleased to share moments captured by our photo team.