CALGARY, Alta. -- Text books don’t deal with real-world issues, so the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology (SAIT) has instituted a program to give students in its business administration automotive management studies a taste of what’s in store after they graduate.
Called the Capstone Project, the program is part of every SAIT teaching department, says instructor and program specialist Tricia Telfer.
“We make it work for our program to give final-year students the chance to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom.”
Capstone has been part of several SAIT programs for some time, but it’s new to the automotive program this year.
The project saw teams of five students meet with auto dealers and aftermarket businesses to discuss issues they face. The students then researched potential solutions.