Skills put to the test
BRANDI Burnett, a 17-year old trainee from Pinjarra, has been selected by WorldSkills Australia to compete against the best up-and-coming Australian tradespeople at the WorldSkills National Championships in Sydney.
More than 400 competitors from across Australia contested for the title of National Champion in 50 trades and skills categories in the event from June 2 to 4.
Brandi is head girl at Pinjarra Senior High School and employed by Pinjarra Bakery.
She competed in the Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) Food and Beverage competition.
VETiS is any nationally recognised vocational education and training that counts as a credit towards a senior secondary certificate.
Brandi earned her place at the National Championships after a strong performance at the 2017 WorldSkills Australian Regional Competitions.
“Being chosen to compete at Skills Show 2018 is such an honour and I can’t wait to see what I can achieve,’’ she said.
Out of 50 skills in the National Championships, about 30 have female representation, which is the most in the competition’s history.
More than 100 women competed in a wide range of skills, from heavy mechanics to electrical installation.
Brandi Burnett is among 400 competitors from across Australia who are in Sydney vying for the title of WorldSkills National Champion.