Pil­bara lec­turer to judge skills com­pe­ti­tion

Pilbara News - - Education - Ali­cia Perera

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.

Pic­ture: Pil­bara In­sti­tute

Pil­bara In­sti­tute lec­turer Reme Pereira.

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