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SAIT students and alumni compete on local, national and world stages.

From the classroom to the top of the podium, a SAIT education takes you places. SAIT students embark on the experience of a lifetime when they apply to compete in Skills. The provincial, national and world competitions are a test of determination and a celebration of excellence. Secondary and post-secondary competitors from across the country, and around the world, rigorously train for this unique opportunity to showcase their technical skills and prove themselves best in class.

WorldSkills: Kazan, Russia - August 22 - 27 

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Meet the team and find out more about the journey, their passions and their drive to succeed.

Skills Canada National Results

Thirteen SAIT students and their coaches headed to Halifax for the Skills Canada National Competition May 27 – 30. More than 500 high school and post-secondary competitors from across Canada vied for honours in more than 40 skilled trades and technologies categories.

SAIT took home seven medals, including two gold. Taylor Desjardins won the top prize in Cabinetmaking — securing himself a spot on Team Canada to compete in WorldSkills in Kazan, Russia, August 22 – 27.

Check back here to follow Taylor’s road to Russia!

Team SAIT results:

  • Korae Nottveit, Culinary Arts: gold medal winner
  • Peter Farrar, Aerospace Technology: bronze medal winner
  • Carlo Tang, Automobile Technology: bronze medal winner
  • Peter de Waal, Cabinet Making: bronze medal winner
  • Scott Lonseth, Carpentry: bronze medal winner
  • Jonathan Siblagan, Industrial Mechanic Millwright: bronze medal winner

SAIT Team Canada member

Taylor Desjardins

Skill: Cabinetmaking
Coach: SAIT instructor, Harold Bergmann, WorldSkills expert and SAIT instructor, Mick McGowan
School: School of Construction
Employer: NYSTIL Custom Cabinets
Hometown: Lyalta, AB
Age: 21

Taylor Desjardins chose to pursue cabinetmaking after a high school teacher helped him see how woodworking brings out his inner creativity. One day, he hopes to also foster his entrepreneurial spirit and start his own business. For now, Desjardins continues to train for Skills Canada's national competition while working in the industry.

Find out more about SAIT's  Cabinetmaker Apprentice program.

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