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Five minutes with…Codey Emes

For certified Retail Butcher Codey Emes, the people facing part of his trade is something he enjoys the most, “I really enjoy meeting different people within the industry and discovering different styles and ways of butchery,” he says. Describing himself…

06/05/2018
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Five minutes with…Jacqui Hodgkinson

Tasmanian apprentice mechanic Jacqui has always been surrounded by all things engines, “My Dad would have to be the biggest part of becoming a mechanic. I’ve also always had a thing for needing to know how things work and motors…

30/04/2018
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Five minutes with…Riley Waldron

Riley Waldron will be competing in Beauty Therapy at the National Championships after participating in the Shepparton regional competition. Riley shares that her experience with the competition so far has provided many opportunities for growth. Even travelling to Sydney for…

30/04/2018
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Five minutes with…Jacob Coppola

Jacob Coppola, Bricklaying competitor explains “I would really like to walk away with a medal around my neck.” Jacob is in his third year of his apprenticeship at North Metro TAFE and is employed by ABN Group – By the…

30/04/2018
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Five minutes with…Taylor Armstrong

While only in her first year of a hairdressing apprenticeship, Taylor Armstrong has already proved she has what it takes to be a WorldSkills winner, “It was a really fun and great experience trying something new but coming out with…

30/04/2018
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Five minutes with…David de Lange

David de Lange, is heading to the National Championships for the first time and is looking forward to seeing where the competition will take him. “I’m ready to have fun and further improve my skills and see where it takes…

28/04/2018
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Five minutes with…Eden Hill

Eden Hill explains what it means to be competing at 2018 National Championships in June, saying “I feel honoured representing Sydney and NSW,” further commenting that “representing my trade is very special to me, as landscape construction offers so much…

27/04/2018
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Five minutes with…Rune Finlayson

“I grew up on games, and now being able to make them is a dream come true,” shares Rune Finlayson a Game Design & Development competitor at this years National Championships. Rune is looking forward to competing at the National…

27/04/2018
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Five minutes with…Joel Harrison

Tasmanian Machinist and competitor at this year’s National Championships, Joel Harrison, has always been creative. From Lego and BMX tinkering when he was younger to his current passion, machining, Joel loves the satisfaction of making something special. Currently in the…

21/04/2018
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Five minutes with…Mitchell Jackson

Returning Construction Steel Work competitor Mitchell Jackson is gearing up for the National Championships, “In 2016 I competed and came 6th, this year I am very excited to challenge myself more and put in the hard yards to bring home…

18/04/2018
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Five minutes with…Brooke Osland

Returning Fashion Technology competitor Brooke Osland is excited to compete in the National Championship for a second time. “I feel very proud to be able to represent my region again and be a part of this amazing experience,” she explains….

17/04/2018
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Tradie Tales: Refrigeration & Air Conditioning 2017 Skillaroo Nathan McHugh

Provide an overview of your current career:  I commenced a school base traineeship in 2011 with DTM Air as a Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Technician and progressed to complete my apprenticeship in 2016. I started a second apprenticeship to become dual…

12/04/2018
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The people behind the Skills Show…Retail Baking – Bread Judge, Dean Tilden

How long have you been involved with WorldSkills Australia?  I have been with WorldSkills Australia since the Nationals Competition in 2012. Do you have a background in trades or skills?  I have two trades. First apprenticeship as a Pastrycook and…

04/04/2018
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Tradie Tales: 2017 Skillaroo Nick Johnston travels to Cambodia for World Wood Day

For West Australian Cabinetmaker, Nick Johnston, a trip across the country from Perth to Melbourne in 2016 to compete in the WSA National Competition has resulted in him part filling his passport in just 2 years. Nick went on to…

21/03/2018
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Five minutes with…Katrina Palmer

For Electrical & Instrumentation Apprentice Katrina Palmer, an interest in science and maths and a chance encounter with an ad in the newspaper led her to a skill that is challenging, dynamic and consistently rewarding. “I was studying lots of…

12/03/2018
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Welcome to Skills Show Australia 2018

Imagine the most engaging and interactive event centred around vocational education and training (VET). What would it look like? A bustling hub of ideas, with 1000s of participants exploring their potential across dozens of pathways and skills. Who would be…

28/02/2018
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Five minutes with…Chrissy Gensch

Creative, engaging and hard-working, 3rd year signwriting apprentice Chrissy Gensch is working towards taking on ever bigger and better jobs that challenge her to think outside the box. “Being an artist, my mum encouraged me to do what I wanted…

18/01/2018