National skills challenge launches next month
Published Thursday, 5 July 2012 at 4:39pm
Trades including plumbing will be on display at the annual WorldSkills competition next month.
More than 50 skills and trades will be showcased at their finest at the annual WorldSkills competition kicking off next month in Sydney.
The national competition takes place over three days from August 30 and will see 500 of the country's top apprentices, trainees and students compete for the number one spot in a number of categories.
Skilled hairdressers, plumbers, bricklayers and jewellers - just to name a few - will travel from all over the country to take part in the competition.
Held at the Sydney Showground, the contest is more than just a massive skills challenge, it will also provide valuable advice and information regarding employment and study at the integrated National Careers and Employment Expo.
Attendees of the exhibition can expect to receive valuable information about a wide range of careers and training opportunities, including school-based apprenticeships.
There will also be an opportunity for people to try their skills out in other areas at the interactive WorldSkills Australia Try'a Skill program.
Winners of the national competition may be eligible to represent Australia at the 42nd WorldSkills International Competition being held in Germany next year.