6 NAIT students medal at national Skills Canada competition; 3 make Team Canada

Published on June 15, 2022

Six NAIT students earned medals at the 2022 Skills Canada National Competition in Vancouver, May 26 and 27. 

Competitors were assessed for their accuracy, precision, and quality of performance for their respective trades. The assessment benchmark is set to the acceptable industry standard for each trade. 

Team Canada Gold: 

  • Dorien Lozeau, Car Painting 
  • Tanner Harbin, Refrigeration and AC 
  • Andrik Jacobsen, Cabinet Making 

Post-Secondary Gold: 

  • Peter Estephan, IT Network Systems Administration 

Team Canada Silver: 

  • Maxwell Fisher, Auto Body Repair 
  • Warren Ference, CNC Milling 

Dorien Lozeau, Tanner Harbin and Andrik Jacobsen earned a spot on Team Canada for their respective trades after winning gold at the Team Canada national competition. They will represent NAIT and Canada at international competitions in fall of 2022. Details about the 2022 WorldSkills Competition are expected to be released in early August. 

Seven NAIT students participated in the national competition after taking home top honors at the provincial event in early May.   



“NAIT is proud of all 2022 Skills Canada participants. As one of the largest skilled trades educators in Canada, NAIT’s innovative, hands-on education prepares students to enter the workforce with the skills required by industry. The skills and experiences acquired through the Skills Canada provincial and national events, along with their polytechnic education, will set these students up for long, successful careers in whichever trade they choose.” - Matt Lindberg, Dean, School of Skilled Trades, NAIT 

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 skilled trades. With over 34,000 credit and non-credit students and a 98 per cent employer satisfaction rate, NAIT grads help fuel the economic engine of the province. NAIT also contributes to Alberta's prosperity by helping businesses and communities become more competitive through industry-driven research and corporate training. Recognized as one of Alberta's top employers, NAIT provides outstanding returns on investment for its graduates, industry partners, the provincial government and the people of Alberta.

Media inquiries

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NAIT Media Relations
C 780.916.8307 E media@nait.ca

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