Apprentices get chance to showcase skills
■ 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 firstname.lastname@example.org or call Pilbara Institute on 1300 304 244.
2013 World Skills participants at the Pilbara Institute workshop.