Local students from Wollongbar and Kingscliff TAFEs competed against fellow students from around Australia in the recent WorldSkills Australia 2018 National Championships in Sydney and two came home winners.
Jack Noble from Wollongbar TAFE was awarded with a Silver medal in the Automotive Mechanics category while TAFE NSW Kingscliff student, Parker Layton was awarded a Bronze medal for the Beauty Therapy category.
‘It was great to put myself to the test against some of the best apprentice mechanics in Australia,’ said Jack.
More than 400 apprentices and trainees competed in 50 skill areas.
‘It was an intense and action-packed environment every day, all day,’ said Parker of the opportunity.
‘It was such an enlightening experience and when I completed my treatments and put my tools down, it felt great knowing that I had finished the job and met my goals,’ she said.
TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Susie George said ‘WorldSkills competitions provide TAFE NSW students with amazing and potentially life-changing learning opportunities.’
‘It creates an exciting, interactive and engaging environment for participants. They will develop important skills that will not only help them succeed individually, but will help deliver a highly skilled workforce,’ she said.