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GOTAFE Worldskills Success

GOTAFE is proud to celebrate the success of our very talented Worldskills participants

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Post date: 13th September 2019

GOTAFE is proud to celebrate the success of our very talented Worldskills participants. In this week’s Worldskills competition, GOTAFE Engineering apprentice Mackenzie White of JA White Engineering in Yarrawonga took up the challenge to compete in the 2019 Worldskills Construction Steelwork. The regional competition held at the GOTAFE Fryers St Campus took over 6 hours of competition and Mackenzie placed third, winning the Bronze Medal, a superb achievement.

“The level of skill showcased by all the apprentices competing was very high which is reflected in the scoring with just 11 points separating the top three. GOTAFE is happy to partner with WorldSkills as it is a great platform to showcase the depth of talent and quality of Students and businesses in Regional Victoria” said Callum Ross, WorldSkills Project Officer at GOTAFE.

“The competition is very demanding on the students, not only testing their engineering skills but also their time management requiring them to work on a variety of techniques within a specified timeframe” stated “Stephen Foster, GOTAFE Engineering trainer.

From July to October the 2019 Regional World Skills Competitions are being held at GOTAFE’s Shepparton and Wangaratta Campuses across a variety of fields including Building, Automotive, Plumbing, Retail Baking Bread, Retail Baking Pastry, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy.

The medal winners from the Regional Competitions will be eligible for the selection process to represent Team Victoria at the National Competition to be held in 2020. Winners from last year’s National Competition have just finished competing as Team Australia in the international competition held in Kazan, Russia.

GOTAFE CEO Travis Heeney stated that “GOTAFE is proud to participate in Worldskills and we are always pleased to see our students receive recognition for their skills. I congratulate Mackenzie for his Bronze Medal and dedication to his trade. I am always delighted to see our students win awards.”

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