Overview of PI

The Division of Partnerships & Innovation (PI) responds to industry, community and individual needs throughout Newfoundland and Labrador, and beyond!

As the college’s external-facing division, we support engagement and partnerships with industry, communities, donors, researchers, government and other post-secondary institutions.

College of the North Atlantic’s PI division is comprised of six offices:

  • Alumni and Advancement
  • Applied Research and Innovation
  • College of the North Atlantic – Qatar (CNA-Q)
  • Customized and Continuous Learning
  • Newfoundland and Labrador Workforce Innovation Centre
  • Partnerships, Entrepreneurship, and Community Engagement

CNA responds to the economic changes in Newfoundland and Labrador, and other provinces in Canada. In order to do this successfully, the college must remain informed of industry developments, including technology changes; forecasting and matching program offerings to a constantly shifting labour market; responding to globalization and the increased competition for employees (including CNA faculty and staff); and, supporting the business community through innovation in applied research and technology adaptation.
CNA’s numerous partners, including provincial and Atlantic region employers, are telling the college its role should involve helping them plan and prepare 10 years into the future. The college has responded by creating flexible capacity to address immediate training priorities and by implementing a new structure to lead industry and community engagement. 
For more information, please contact:
Trudy Barnes
Vice-President of Partnerships and Innovation
Wayne Quilty
Director, Partnerships, Entrepreneurship, and Community Engagement
Executive Assistant
Kayla Downing

T: (709) 758-7018
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