Ap­pren­tices get chance to show­case skills

Pilbara News - - Education - Court­ney Fowler

■ The Pil­bara In­sti­tute has called on re­gional ap­pren­tices, trainees and trades­peo­ple to show their skills in com­pe­ti­tion for an op­por­tu­nity to take part in the World Skills Aus­tralia na­tion­als.

Pil­bara In­sti­tute will be host­ing the Pil­bara re­gional round of the World Skills Aus­tralia com­pe­ti­tion in Oc­to­ber.

The com­pe­ti­tion will fo­cus on four ma­jor skill ar­eas of elec­tri­cal con­trol, me­chan­i­cal fit­ting, busi­ness ad­min­is­tra­tion and heavy fabri­ca­tion. Pil­bara In­sti­tute man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Mar­lene Boundy said she was ex­cited about show­cas­ing the skills learnt by past and present ap­pren­tices and trainees of the in­sti­tute.

“The World Skills com­pe­ti­tion is a fan­tas­tic op­por­tu­nity for ap­pren­tices and past ap­pren­tices to show­case their skills in a com­pet­i­tive en­vi­ron­ment,” she said.

“Pil­bara In­sti­tute hosts th­ese events ev­ery two years.

“They are a great op­por­tu­nity for ap­pren­tices and trainees to rep­re­sent their TAFE and their em­ployer at a na­tional com­pe­ti­tion. In 2013 we had three win­ners from elec­trotech­nol­ogy, me­chan­i­cal and busi­ness who went on to com­pete in the na­tional ti­tles in 2014.”

All cur­rent ap­pren­tices and trainees in th­ese ar­eas, as well as those who have com­pleted their train­ing and are be­low the age of 23, are el­i­gi­ble to ap­ply.

To reg­is­ter, visit www.worldskills.org.au.

For in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Pil­bara In­sti­tute lec­turer Reme Pereira on 9159 6869, email reme.pereira@pil­bara.wa.edu.au or call Pil­bara In­sti­tute on 1300 304 244.

Pic­ture: Pil­bara In­sti­tute

2013 World Skills par­tic­i­pants at the Pil­bara In­sti­tute work­shop.

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