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May 26, 2017

CSS Sweeps Medal Podium at Skills Canada Provincial Competition


Calmar Secondary School (CSS) completed a clean sweep of the medal podium in Precision Machining at the Skills Canada, Alberta Provincial Competition on May 10 – 11, 2017 at Northlands Expo Centre in Edmonton. Congratulations to Gold Medalist – Evan Arndt; Silver Medalist – Carson Abel; Bronze Medalist – Tyler deMilliano; and 4th Place Finisher – Regan Kittlitz for their outstanding achievements, as well as their teacher Darren Roth.

Skills Canada Competitions feature the talents of Alberta’s trade and technology students in a wide range of areas including autobody repair, welding, graphic design, baking and more. During the two-day competition, each student specializes in one event area and must complete a project that has been designed by experts in that field.

Evan Arndt, who placed first in his event has earned a spot on Team Alberta and will move on to represent the province at the 2017 Skills Canada National Competition in Winnipeg, May 30 – June 3, 2017.

CSS also had Alumni students competing: Tucker Weldon in Post-Secondary Precision Machining and Conley Wurban in Post-Secondary CNC Machining. Both Weldon and Wurban won gold medals in their competition area.

About the CSS Machining Program

Darren Roth, Calmar Secondary Industrial Arts Teacher added the Machining program to Calmar Secondary in 2010, taking evening classes to stay ahead of the students. Over the last seven years, Roth has built an extremely dynamic and supportive Industrial Arts program that has an extensive partnership with NAIT.