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 hard on projects on the related criteria for the competition. An exciting, fun and challenging time, Jye hopes the competition will open doors for him as he works towards securing an apprenticeship with an electrician.
On this course, Jye is learning many different areas in Electrotechnology which include traditional light and power, audio/video and data systems, computer and network hardware, security systems, wireless and cabled communications systems, electronic aspects of medical equipment and sustainable/renewable energies. Jye prides himself on how hard he works and says that pursuing this career will be challenging but he is confident he will excel at it.
Along with his course, Jye is also busy working part-time in a local store as a cashier/stock taker, and when he has some free time enjoys surfing and dirt biking. Yet he still managed to achieve the award for “Work placement of the Year” getting the best reviews out of the entire school!
When asked about his experience with WorldSkills so far, he says, “It was a challenge to compete against others that I didn’t even know and to work to a time. I feel proud that I’m representing my region as there are not many people that get to experience this and it is a great way to meet new people,” he says.
Students undertaking a VET course to train in science, technology, engineering or maths (STEM) skills, may be eligible for a $1,000 Jobs of Tomorrow scholarship. Visit VET.nsw.gov.au for more #VETopensdoors