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SAIT strikes gold at Provincial Skills

Eight SAIT students garnered gold medals at a scaled-down version of the Skills Canada Alberta Competition held Wednesday, May 11 in Edmonton.

The two-day 2016 Provincial Skills Canada Competition planned for the Edmonton EXPO Centre was cancelled due to the state of emergency declared in response to Alberta wildfires. Instead of cancelling the entire event, NAIT generously hosted an abbreviated one-day competition for post-secondary contestants.

"Many thanks to NAIT and all our Alberta Skills champions for making the competition take place for the benefit of our apprentice and student competitors," said SAIT's Apprenticeship/Skills Coordinator Nino Belvedere.

Along with their gold medals, SAIT took home eight silver and five bronze medals - more than half of SAIT's 38 competitors earned a spot on the proverbial podium.

2016 Provincial Skills hardware for SAIT students

Event Gold Silver Bronze
Architectural Technology and Design CADD Silver medal
Automation and Control Silver medal Bronze medal
Baking Silver medal
Cabinetmaking Gold medal
Carpentry Gold medal
CNC Machining Bronze medal
Culinary Arts Gold medal Silver medal Bronze medal
Electrical Installations Gold medal Silver medal
IT - Network Systems Administration Gold medal
Mechatronics (teams of two) Gold medal
Plumbing Bronze medal
Precision Machining Gold medal Silver medal
Refrigeration Bronze medal
Sheet Metal Gold medal Silver medal
Welding Silver medal
Total: 8 8 5

See the complete results and rankings, including the names of the winning students, on the Skills Canada Alberta (SCA) website.

Gold winners moving on to National competition

The eight gold medallists will vie for honours at the 22nd Skills Canada National Competition in Moncton, New Brunswick June 5-8.

More than 500 post-secondary and high school students from all provinces and territories will compete in 40-plus skilled trade and technology categories.


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