SAE Institute Acquires Harbourside Institute of Technology

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The global creative media educator expands its portfolio of creative media learning with its acquisition of the Canadian institute.

“We are excited to welcome the HIT faculty and staff into the SAE Institute family and look forward building on the strong foundation in audio engineering and music production programs that they have delivered to the students of Vancouver.”

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SAE Institute has announced the acquisition of Canadian audio engineering school, Harbourside Institute of Technology (HIT). The acquisition was finalized and made effective on May 1, 2017.

Located in Vancouver, British Columbia, Harbourside Institute of Technology is a boutique school with programs in Audio Engineering and Music Production, as well as highly specialized courses in Avid Pro Tools, Ableton Live, Songwriting, Live Sound, and more. The institute is an Avid Learning Partner, and one of only a few Ableton certified Audio Engineering and Music Production schools in Canada.

In addition to its industry partnerships and certifications, Harbourside Institute of Technology holds both the Education Quality Assurance (EQA) and Private Training Institutions Branch (PTIB) designations.

“The acquisition of Harbourside Institute of Technology is a fantastic opportunity for SAE Institute to further expand its global footprint with entry into the Canadian education market,” says, Michael Bottrill, President & General Manager of SAE Institute North America. “We are excited to welcome the HIT faculty and staff into the SAE Institute family and look forward building on the strong foundation in audio engineering and music production programs that they have delivered to the students of Vancouver.”

Harbourside Institute of Technology will integrate into the SAE Institute USA system, and the region will transition under the umbrella of SAE Institute North America.

For more information about its location, programs, and start dates, visit http://www.harboursideit.com.

About SAE Institute
SAE Institute provides aspiring creative media professionals with a foundation of practical theory and valuable hands-on training in their chosen areas of concentration. Under the guidance of industry-experienced faculty, students gain the essential experience they need for entry-level jobs in the creative media industry. Students are supported in their job searches by SAE Institute’s international network of alumni, many of who are leaders in the music, film, game arts, and live performance arenas. SAE Institute offers accredited programs in Audio, Animation, Film, Games, and Music Business focused on preparing students for employment in the creative media industry upon graduation. SAE Institute Group, Inc. is a part of Navitas LTD. Learn more at usa.sae.edu.

About Navitas
Navitas is an Australian global education leader, providing pre-university and university programs, English language courses, migrant education and settlement services, creative media education, student recruitment, professional development, and corporate training services to more than 80,000 students across a network of over 120 colleges and campuses in 31 countries. Learn more at Navitas.com

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