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WorldSkills Team Canada 2022 Competitor from SAIT Brings Home a Medal in Culinary Arts

Yesterday morning at the Closing Ceremony for the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition in Lucerne, Switzerland, Korae Nottveit, a SAIT alum from their Professional Cooking Program was awarded a gold medal in Culinary Arts.

“I’m extremely grateful for all the support I’ve gotten from Skills, from my trainer, Chef Dekker, and from all the other chefs who have helped me. I wouldn’t be here without it. It took so much dedication and time to make this happen, but everyone always believed in me and that kept me going this whole time.” – Korae Nottveit, WorldSkills 2022 Special Edition gold medalist in Culinary Arts.

To represent Canada at the WorldSkills Competition, competitors had to win the right through the 2022 Skills Canada National Competition, in Vancouver, this past May.

“Korae’s achievement is a proud moment for Skills Canada Alberta, and for the province as a whole. This medal is a reflection of the hard work, dedication and hours of training put in by Korae and her trainer at SAIT Michael Dekker. To achieve this result on the global stage is a true testament to the quality of vocational training in the province.” – Chris Browton, Executive Director, Skills Canada Alberta.

The 46th WorldSkills Competition was initially scheduled to be hosted in Shanghai, in October 2022. However due to lockdowns and ongoing pandemic prevention and control restrictions in China, hosting the event was not possible in 2022. Following the decision, WorldSkills International and its member countries and regions came together to create the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition.

The WorldSkills Competition, which is typically held every two years, is the world’s largest professional education event and represents the gold standard of excellence in skilled trades and technologies. The WorldSkills Competition inspires young competitors to reach new heights, helping them turn their passion into a profession. WorldSkills Competitions create a global platform to help young people change their lives through skills.

“Earning a gold medal in WorldSkills for Cooking, the second-ever culinary gold for Canada and the first for Alberta, is an incredible accomplishment for our SAIT graduate and we share in her excitement. It’s also a testament to our talented instructors from our School of Hospitality and Tourism — recognized by CEOWORLD Magazine as Canada’s Top Culinary School — who work tirelessly to support student success. The SAIT community is beyond proud of this achievement, and we look forward to celebrating this history-making win with Korae and her coach Chef Michael Dekker.” – Tom Bornhorst, Vice President Academic, SAIT.

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