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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

WorldSkills National Championships 2018 Medal Design Selected

The final medal design for the 2018 WorldSkills National Championships has now been selected. The winning design, submitted by 2003 Skillaroo and international gold medalist in Graphic Design Technology, Sarah Jones, was chosen from a pool of creative and innovative submissions. Sarah’s…

21/03/2018
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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

SKILLS PATHWAY EXPO OPENS DOORS FOR STUDENTS

WorldSkills Australia and Velg Training are partnering to deliver the next generation of careers expos, the Skills Pathway Expo. The Skills Pathway Expo will form a key part of Skills Show Australia 2018, a flagship skills and trades event, which…

07/03/2018
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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

WorldSkills Australia National Championships 2018 official medal design competition

The winner of a competition to design medals for the upcoming National Championships will be announced soon! Overview WorldSkills Australia is a social enterprise that passionately believes that skills drives your future and Australia’s prosperity. Since 1981 we have been…

16/02/2018
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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