The hunt is on for the country’s top trainees, apprentices and students in the lead-up to this year’s annual WorldSkills Competitions.
Each year, hundreds of skilled plumbers, bricklayers, jewellers and hairdressers – just to name a few – take part in contests in up to 29 regions across the country – with the best competitors going on to participate in regional, national and even international competitions.
As well as giving young Australians the opportunity to showcase their talents, the competitions also open up different options and career pathways for students in their chosen trade or skill area.
WorldSkills Australia also helps boost the confidence of apprentices, trainees and students through improving their technical abilities, people skills and work ethic.
And WorldSkills isn’t just open to those already working in the field, pupils studying Vocational Education and Training (VET) subjects can also test their talents.
Australian employers are urged to help promote excellence in their industry by supporting an apprentice or trainee in their pursuit of excellence.
For those currently completing school-based apprenticeships, traineeships or studying a VET subject – if you think you’ve got what it takes to rise to the top, head to www.worldskills.org.au for all the competition details.