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Five minutes with…Declan Cronin

Declan Cronin studies at North Coast TAFE for his Certificate IV in Graphic Design, “I always knew I wanted to pursue a Graphic Design career ever since I was in Primary School. My older brother studied a Bachelor of Visual…

03/06/2018
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Five minutes with…Emily Miller

Emily Rose Miller, aka “Remrey” describes herself as kind, detailed and creative. Emily is currently studying at CIT Reid for her commercial cookery certificate III and patisserie certificate II. She’s been working very hard to achieve her goals, practicing at…

31/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Amber Gabelich

Amber Gabelich, described as bubbly, energetic and friendly will fit right in with the best and brightest at Skills Show Australia 2018. Amber is currently working as a spray painter at GP Motors, Bairnsdale, whilst studying part-time at Kangan Institute,…

29/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Jye Geronimi

Competing at this year’s Skill Show in Sydney, Jye Geronimi is feeling excited and proud to be representing his region. Currently in the second year of his Electrotechnology course under the wise instruction of Sam Tinsey, Jye has been working…

29/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Justin Bye

Justin Bye works as a Diesel Mechanic at MDG contracting Pty Ltd, owned by Jason Martin in East Devonport Tasmania. He has been training with lecturer Andrew Ringsgwandl from TasTAFE on Alenvale campus for his Certificate III in mobile plant…

29/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Ethan Linsley

Ethan James Linsley is determined and passionate about his career in Carpentry, Building & Construction, so much so he set up a home workshop in his garage! “I have used this space to train as much as I can to…

29/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Elliott Nunn

Elliott Nunn is in the second year of his plumbing apprenticeship and is working with Duncan’s Plumbing Heating and Air-conditioning company. Yet somehow, he manages to run a small garden maintenance/landscaping business on the side which he has been running…

26/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Emily Saunders

Passionate, caring and hardworking, these are just some of the words used to describe Emily Storm Saunders, costume design and pattern maker extraordinaire. “I love the intricacies of patternmaking and sewing. It’s always interesting and challenging, and I feel like…

26/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Caitlin Anderson

Caitlin Anderson of Nhulunbuy High School, Northern Territory, gives credit to her Mum for her love of the business industry. She was always influenced by her Mum to pursue her dreams and says she thoroughly enjoyed when she got to…

26/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Jake Buttigieg

Hardworking and loyal, third year apprentice plumber Jake Buttigieg is passionate about his trade, “Plumbing is vital in everybody’s way of life, plumbing is a necessity to keeping people healthy and well. My job is so important to society,” Jake…

20/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Patrick Bourke

Patrick Bourke, a 22-year-old apprentice carpenter from Moama, is excited to get to Sydney to compete, “I am very proud and honoured to represent Victoria in this great competition. I am also very nervous, but feel like this is going…

20/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Jack Strachan

Jack Strachan, an 18-year-old apprentice carpenter from Mittagong, has been selected to compete against the best up and coming Australian carpenters at the National Championships in June. Jack is in his second year of a Certificate III Carpentry at TAFE…

20/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Dayna Moyses

Apprentice chef Dayna Moyses has been training hard at Tamworth TAFE NSW in the Commercial Cooking Course Certificate 3 and working at the Glasshouse Restaurant at Goonoo Goonoo Station in Timbumburri to prepare for the National Championships. “My husband is…

20/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Billy McCullagh

Billy McCullagh is hoping to take home the title of number one auto electrician at this year’s National Championships in Sydney. A self-confessed fun, friendly and driven young tradesperson, Bill finished up his apprenticeship in September 2017 at TasTAFE Alanvale,…

20/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Josh Semper

Up and coming engineer, Joshua Semper is ‘super excited’ to be heading to Nationals after a successful experience at last year’s Regionals. Joshua is studying at Gilmore College and is also in his second year of a Certificate II in…

20/05/2018
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The people behind the Skills Show…Construction Lecturer, Ashlee Scinocco

How long have you been involved with WorldSkills Australia? I was involved with World skills since2013, in the Cabinet/Furniture making department we regularly hold in-house world skills competitions. I have also been actively involved and worked at the Skills West…

12/05/2018
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The people behind the Skills Show…Jed Sparks

How long have you been involved with WorldSkills Australia? I have been involved with WorldSkills since my national competition in 2014, where I won a gold medal, and have since judged both regional and national competitions in the Construction Steelwork…

10/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Matt Levings

Energetic, enthusiastic and happy-go-lucky, Matt Levings is an apprentice electrician in Mermaid Beach whose journey started with a chance encounter during an overnight sailing race, “I was originally a swimmer on the Australia Swim Team, but after I retired I…

08/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Quinten Bell

Quinten Bell, Electrical Installation competitor from Narrandera NSW has always had an interest in the electrical trades, “I’ve always loved electricity from a young age, there was nothing electrical in the house that I have not pulled apart by age…

07/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Linda Marchetti

Linda Marchetti is a first-time competitor and is very much looking forward to the National Championships in Sydney. Linda is currently studying a Diploma of Business and Administration at RMIT University in Melbourne. She is employed as a Café Manager…

06/05/2018