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SKILLAROOS DO US PROUD AT WORLDSKILLS IN BRAZIL

21-08-2015
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WorldSkills Australia’s team of 26 Australian competitors is toasting a fantastic team effort in São Paulo, Brazil at the recent 43rd WorldSkills Competition.

The Skillaroos proved to be fierce competition for the other 62 countries in attendance, earning three silver and two bronze medals.  

Also, 10 of the Skillaroos received a Medallion of Excellence for receiving an overall score of 500 or above without medalling.

Australia’s award winners included:

 

SILVER MEDAL

Name: Harlan Wilton

Category: Web Design

State: NSW

Training Provider: TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute

 

Name: Joseph Pauley

Category: Industrial Mechanics Millwright

State: WA

Training Provider: Polytechnic West

 

Name: Jyothi Forman

Category: Jewellery

State: NSW

Training Provider: Melbourne Polytechnic

Sponsor: Melbourne Polytechnic

 

BRONZE MEDAL

Name: Dylan Di Martino

Category: Plumbing & Heating

State: VIC

Training Provider: Victoria University

Sponsor: Reece Plumbing

 

Name: Sam Spong

Category: Bricklaying

State: NSW

Training Provider: TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute

 

MEDALLION OF EXCELLENCE

Name: Adele Di Bella

Category: Pâtisserie & Confectionery

State: NSW

Training Provider: TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute

 

Name: Beau Kupris

Category: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning

State: NSW

Training Provider: TAFE NSW South Western Sydney Institute

Sponsors: Heatcraft Australia & Danfoss

 

Name: Blair Watters

Category: Car Painting

State: NSW

Training Provider: TAFE NSW Hunter Institute

 

Name: Emma Hillier

Category: Fashion Technology

State: NSW

Training Provider: TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute

 

Name: Hayley Parker

Category: Hairdressing

State: VIC

Training Provider: Gordon TAFE

 

Name: John Reminis

Category: Bakery

State: NSW

Training Provider: TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute

 

Name: Kallon McVicar

Category: Welding

State: NSW

Training Provider: TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute

Sponsor: Welding Technology Institute of Australia (WTIA)

 

Name: Karl Davies

Category: Automobile Technology

State: VIC

Training Provider: Federation University

 

Name: Nicholas Roman

Category: Joinery

State: NSW

Training Provider: TAFE NSW Illawarra Institute

 

Name: Samantha Johnson

Category: Restaurant Service

State: NSW

Training Provider: TAFE NSW Northern Sydney Institute

Sponsor: Didasko Learning Resources

 

As is tradition, each country at the competition announced their country’s Best in the Nation. This year’s Australian winner was Joseph Pauley.

More than 1200 competitors representing 63 countries were in attendance at the Closing Ceremony at the Ibirapuera Gymnasium following four days of intense competition.  

The Skillaroos’ strong performance was the culmination of two years of intensive competition and one-on-one training.

"The Skillaroos are living proof that Australia is at the forefront of vocational education and training excellence," said WorldSkills Australia CEO Mark Callaghan.

 

"We are very proud of the hard work that these amazing young Australians have dedicated to their professional development the last two years.  They are excellent ambassadors for their respective industries, and we hope that their achievements serve to show other young people that vocational education and training pathways are viable first choice career options."

Meanwhile, the next generation of apprentices, trainees and students are competing in WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions now, hoping to follow in the Skillaroos’ footsteps and represent their country at the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE, in 2017.  www.worldskills.org.au

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