The ongoing 2014 WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Perth
features a team of 70+ TAFE Queensland students, including 20 competitors from
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech. The WorldSkills competition provides an excellent
platform for trainees, apprentices and students to practice their skills and
interact with others in their skill area.
The three-day WorldSkills competition will showcase 500 of the nation’s
best trainees, apprentices, and students competing for their chance to
represent Australia on the international stage. Students have travelled from 30
regions across Australia to compete in skills categories including Automotive,
Building and Construction.
Endorsing the national event, TAFE Queensland SkillsTech fitting and
machining student Brendan Tulczyn said he would definitely recommend the
WorldSkills Competition to other apprentices. Mr Tulczyn views the competition
as a great opportunity to give their best.
WorldSkills Queensland Manager Tony Wright describes the competition as
a potentially life-changing experience for competitors getting started in their
studies or careers. Mr Wright explains that WorldSkills has the opportunity to
open new career paths with winning competitors in the past having been sought
out for employment.
TAFE Queensland SkillsTech sheet metal student Kian Vidler appreciates
the numerous skills he has gained in his trade and is looking forward to enhancing
them at WorldSkills. He recommends participating in WorldSkills to others
because he believes it fast tracks skills improvement and allows interaction
with others in the same field at a similar level.
Forty thousand visitors are expected to attend the competition, which
will feature 30 Try’a Skill programs for visitors to have a go at various trade
Three hundred industry professionals will judge the 2014 WorldSkills
Australia National Competition, which runs from September 18-20 at the Perth Convention
and Exhibition Centre.