NAIT students to compete against best in their trades at WorldSkills ABu Dhabi

Published on October 05, 2017

NAIT apprentices will head to Abu Dhabi to compete for Team Canada

EDMONTON – Three NAIT apprentices will head to Abu Dhabi next week to compete for Team Canada in WorldSkills, an international competition held every two years. Competitors are selected from among the winners of the Skills Canada national contest.
WorldSkills is an international organization that promotes skilled trades training, challenging apprentices, instructors and trainers to achieve world-class standards.

October 14-19, 2017

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Note: interviews and/or photos with the students can be arranged in Edmonton before Oct. 10

Aaron Taves – Auto Service
Ryley LaFrance – Industrial Control
Ryan Matsuba– Refrigeration and Air Conditioning

About NAIT

The Northern Alberta Institute of Technology (NAIT) is a leading Canadian polytechnic, delivering education in science, technology and the environment; business; health and trades. With nearly 40,000 credit and non-credit students and a 95 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads are essential to the provincial economy. NAIT also contributes to Alberta’s prosperity by helping business and industry become more competitive with Industry Solutions offered through its Productivity and Innovation Centre, including technology adoption, business and product innovation and industry-driven research. Recognized as one of Alberta’s top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

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