Pilbara lecturer to judge skills competition
A Pilbara Institute lecturer has been selected to be a judge at a national vocational education and training competition.
Pilbara Institute mechanical engineering lecturer Reme Pereira will fly to Melbourne in October to sit on the engineering judging panel of the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, where he will design projects to test the 31 competitors’ skill levels.
Mr Pereira, who has taught at the Pilbara Institute for six years and been involved in running the WorldSkills competition in regional WA for the last three, said it was a chance to learn more about engineering training nationwide.
“This opportunity will open another window for me to see apprentices from other colleges across Australia, to see how they perform and potentially to learn from other areas to continue to improve our standards,” he said.
WorldSkills is a biennial regional, national and international trade skills contest for apprentices and, as of last year, high school students studying VET subjects.
Pilbara Institute managing director Marlene Boundy said it was a much-deserved appointment for Mr Pereira. “Reme is an outstanding lecturer here at (the) Pilbara Institute and I can say that we are all very proud of him and wish him well in the planning and judging of the event,” she said.
Pilbara Institute lecturer Reme Pereira.