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Competitors Village at SAIT Polytechnic

Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT)

Quick Facts

  • Name: SAIT Polytechnic  
  • Location: Map   
  • Distance from Competition Venue: 15-minute LRT train ride
  • Venue Capacity: 1,200

Competitors' Village at SAIT Polytechnic

All international competitors will be housed at the Competitors' Village at SAIT Polytechnic to enhance their WorldSkills experience, and provide easy access to the competition venue. It offers a great opportunity for competitors to spend more time together and to enhance their international experience. The Competitors' Village at SAIT Polytechnic is a convenient 15-minute, free LRT train ride from the competition venue at Calgary Stampede Park.

The Competitors' Village will simultaneously provide sanctuary and excitement, camaraderie and privacy. Throughout the competition, it will be a true global village, reflecting and respecting cultures from around the world. Amenities include hotel and apartment-like accommodations, on-site medical services, high-speed Internet, recreational facilities and voice-over IP telephone. SAIT's Culinary department will ensure diverse dietary requirements and cultural preferences are accommodated. As well, prayer rooms are provided to respect the religious needs of participants.

About SAIT Polytechnic

SAIT Polytechnic is a founding partner of WorldSkills Calgary 2009. Seven SAIT students - the most from any one school in the country - will compete for Team Canada. SAIT is Canada's premier polytechnic, providing relevant, skill-oriented education to 79,000 registrants annually. SAIT students further their passion through eight academic schools: Business, Construction, Energy, Health and Public Safety, Hospitality and Tourism, Information and Communications Technologies, Manufacturing and Automation, and Transportation. SAIT is a leader in applied research and innovation, providing expertise and resources to industry and real-world learning experiences to students. Since its founding in 1916, SAIT has worked closely with industry to ensure graduate success. The class of 2008 enjoyed a 97 percent employment rate.

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