WorldSkills Competition 2

Tuesday, 08 July 2008

Challenger TAFE information technology student Angela Linder and floristry student Stacey Pitman will battle it out for the title of ‘Australian National Champion’ in their trades at the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre from 11 to 13 July, 2008.

Angela, an Atwell resident, is studying Information Technology as a part of the VET for schools program. Stacey, a Beeliar resident, has just finished her Certificate III in Floristry at the College.

Both students have demonstrated excellence in and dedication to their fields throughout their studies and were awarded medals at a state level. They hope to follow in the footsteps of last year’s WorldSkills international winner, former Challenger TAFE Automotive student Dale McMullen.

WorldSkills Australia National Competition is Australia's largest and most prestigious trade and skills showcase. The categories are wide-ranging and diverse; from floristry and welding to beauty therapy and joinery. It is held every two years and is the culmination of the WorldSkills regional competition. This is a three day national event where over 500 young people drawn from all regions of Australia come together to vie for the title of Australian National Champion in their chosen trade. 

The event attracts a wide range of visitors from the Vocational Education and Training sector along with visitors from high schools, industry and the community.

The competition concludes after the third intensive day and is celebrated at a Presentation Ceremony. Each competitor is congratulated and the medal winners are recognised. The young medallists of the WorldSkills National Competition are titled the country's best in their vocational training and educational field. Many of the winners return home with offers of employment, media recognition and a sense of pride and gratitude from the community.

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