Leader in Non-Destructive Testing Makes Significant Contribution to NAIT’s Program
IR Supplies and Services Teams Up With Educator to Further Skills of Developing Experts
Edmonton, Alberta—In conjunction with NAIT’s recent celebration on their record-breaking fundraising campaign and the upcoming opening of their Productivity and Innovation Centre, IR Supplies and Services is pleased to announce their contribution to furthering the studies of future professionals in the NDT (non-destructive testing) industry.
Robbie VanHoek, Manager of Business Development at IR spoke about the company’s commitment during Tuesday’s announcement.
“Over the last year we have had the opportunity to partner with NAIT on helping to expand their NDT program in the new centre. By working with our vendors, IR has been able to donate new equipment and additional support to NAIT. The number one resource in our industry is our people – the future generation of NDT. Supporting that is a priority for us.”
NAIT’s NDT program will be housed in the new Productivity and Innovation Centre (PIC), scheduled to open this fall. PIC will be NAIT’s front door to industry, offering services and solutions to help Alberta companies become more innovative, productive and competitive.
As the technical aspects of the NDT industry continue to evolve, the need for new equipment and supporting the training for the use of that equipment is important for those who undertake the program.
Brian Pardell, NAIT’s Associate Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development said it’s important for the polytechnic to collaborate with industry. “IR’s donation of equipment for NAIT’s NDT program is a true testament to the partnership between industry and NAIT. This donation allows NAIT to ensure that our programing is aligned to the changing needs of industry and that our graduates are trained and ready to work with the right skill set when they begin their careers.”
IR’s contribution could not have been made without the cooperation of their suppliers, with whom they share a valued relationship.
About IR Supplies and Services
IR Supplies and Services has been a trusted source for NDT equipment in Canada since 2004. They supply top products and brands, perform non-destructive testing research, provide NDT training courses and perform maintenance, repair, and equipment calibrations. IR leverages both outside partners and internal capabilities to bring the most comprehensive and high-quality NDT equipment to customers.
The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 60,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to Alberta’s prosperity. Known for hands-on, technology-based learning, NAIT engages with business and industry in applied research and innovation and provides corporate training around the world. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.
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