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NAIT Insulator Program Report (2016)

NAIT Summer is finally over and the Insulator 2016/17 school term is well on its way. The 3rd year class had full registration but 2 students dropped the class at the last minute and with no students on the waiting list. The 1st year class is full.

Attendance

Included in the report below are the statistics of students for the 2016-2017 school year.

2016-2017 School Year Registered Students Students in Class Students Passed
INSULATOR
First Period
September 12 - October 28, 2016 24 24
October 31 - December 16, 2016 24
January 3 - February 17, 2017 24
February 21 – April 7, 2017 20
May 29 – July 14, 2017 1
Second Period
October 31 – December 16, 2016 24
February 21 - April 7, 2017 24
April 10 - May 26, 2017 10
May 29 - July 14, 2017 1
Third Period
September 12 - October 28, 2016 24 22
January 3 - February 17, 2017 24
April 10 - May 26, 2017 8
 
Totals 208/288

NAIT accepting TIAA donation
NAIT Program Chair, Regis Sevigny of the Insulator Program accepting the $10,000.00 TIAA donation with Northern Chapter Board Members. From left to right: Mark Trevors, Curtis Schoepp, Regis Sevigny and Pat Pearson

NAIT Insulator Program Report (2015)

The 2015-2016 school year is off to a good start both the 1st and 3rd where full with 1 medical leave. Classes started on Tuesday, September 8th with 24 students each in the 1st year and the 3rd year classes. Many projects occurred over the summer to enhance the education in our Insulator Program. Instructors were kept very busy organizing and setting up stations and organizing the new Quonset in the back compound for the new school year that was approaching.

Attendance

Included in the report below are the statistics of students for the 2015-2016 school year. A third year class was added in June of 2016 to accommodate AIT needs a third year class was added in June.

2015-2016 School Year Registered Students Students in Class Students Passed
INSULATOR
First Period
September 8-October 23, 2015 24 23
January 4-February 19, 2016 24
February 29-April 15, 2016 23
April 25-June 10, 2016 24
Second Period
November 2-December 18, 2015 24
February 29-April 15, 2016 19
April 25-June 10, 2016 3
Third Period
September 8-October 23, 2015 24 24
November 2-December 18, 2015 24
January 4-February 19, 2016 24
June 13-July 29, 2016 8
 
Totals 221/264

NAIT Insulator Program Report (2014)

There is presently a class of 23 Second Year students and a class of 23 Third Year students who began classes on March 31, 2014.

Class dates for the rest of the year are as follows:

Class Date Capacity Enrolled
3rd Year May 20 - July 04, 2014 24 23
1st Year May 20 - July 04, 2014 24 24

NAIT have released their flow sheets for next year’s classes and registration opens on May 16, 2014. To see what classes are available go to www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca.

Vaccuum Table
These tables have a suction filter system that pulls airborne contaminants through a filter, which is easily cleaned at end of each shift with removable drawer.
Drawing Prop
This picture (see above) is of a new classroom prop we use in Blue Print Reading. It is used explain and help in the development of orthographic and isometric drawings. This is adjustable with a variety of fittings valves and elbows. This prop has proven to be effective in opening student’s vision of afore mentioned drawings.
Mud mixing area with filter bank
The last picture (see above) is of our new mud mixing area is a filter bank that draws contaminated air in and keeps dust levels down. It is easy to clean and maintain (TIAA).

Asbestos Removal and Abatement classes are being offered at NAIT at the following dates - April 12 - 13, May 31 - June 1 and July 29 - 30. NAIT is also offering Asbestos Courses and Asbestos Recertification Exams on request. For more information contact NAIT Continuing Education at 780-378-5383. Fred Savoie is our Asbestos Lead if you need call him at 780-378-7313.

Local 110 and the Insulator Training and Trust Fund have donated 24 Lap Top computers for the Math and BPR programs. These are currently being used by the present classes.


In May 2010, TIAA donated $250,000 to the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) in Edmonton, Alberta, in support of their Thermal Insulator Apprenticeship program. This funding will be used to fund the capital and supplies needed to build, expand, renovate, maintain, equip and operate the program. As a term of this agreement, Insulator Lab P151 has been renamed the Thermal Insulation Association of Alberta Lab.

Technical training for the mechanical insulation industry is offered through NAIT's insulator apprenticeship training program. The minimum education requirement for this job is grade nine or equivalent. Applicants with less than grade nine or equivalent must pass an entrance exam.

Insulator course outline booklets and a copy of the course outline are available online at:

www.tradesecrets.gov.ab.ca

For further questions on this program, please contact NAIT at (780) 378-7321.

NAIT and TIAA Representatives
From left to right: Jim Ripley (Program Chair), Ron Richards (TIAA Past President), Paul Blinzer (NAIT Instructor)