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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
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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