The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology welcomed more than 100 new Canadians to the campus on Tuesday for a special event introducing immigrants to the institute's education opportunities.                

The event is called Discovery Day and it’s put on by SAIT’s English Language Foundations program. Men and women, between the ages of 18 and 60 received information on upgrading their English skills, tuition costs and funding and scheduling classes.

Potential students from more than 30 nations attended Tuesday’s event. Discovery Day is a pilot project, and this is the first time SAIT has held sessions like this.

“They are looking to give back to this country that they have made the decision to come to,” says SAIT’s Pamela Heath.  “They really see SAIT as a place they can come to do that.”

Plans are underway to make Discovery Day an annual event. For more information visit the English Language Foundations website.

With files from Bill Marks