WorldSkills Winners To Share Their Stories

Three Western Australian champions will reveal later this month how they achieved success in WorldSkills competitions and how their medal-winning performances have helped their careers. Dusti-lee Franchi, Sallie Brittain and Thomas Pratt were all gold medallists in the 2015 regional competitions and brought medals home for Western Australia at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition in October 2016. Each…

Learning the lessons for 2017

Saturday 5th November may have distinguished itself for its 37 degree temperature, but for a group of dedicated hospitality professionals, the only heat to worry about was the one in the kitchen. Hospitality teachers from a number of Perth Schools met to learn more about preparing their students for competition and integrating elements of Certificate II…

Oh What a Night 

For many in Team WA this morning heralded a long overdue lie-in after the excitement of the last day of competition yesterday. The breakfast dining room seemed quite forlorn as black and gold jackets came through in drips and drabs, instead of the usual swarm. Many chose to use the morning off to explore Melbourne’s…

The Finish Line 

Day three and the last day of competition had TeamWA assembled and ready to go. There were plenty of tired faces among the team but everyone was keen to get back on site and finish the projects. Most of the competition projects are broken down into modules that are completed over the course of the…

Day Two of Competition 

The WorldSkills Australia National Competition is a three-day event and Day Two is the most difficult one of all. The change in time zones, the long days and early starts all build up tiredness, but the one thing competitors are not prepared for usually is the mental fatigue. The competition projects are intense all day,…

Day One of Competition 

With so many skills under one roof, you would be forgiven for focusing on the category of skill, rather than the range of skills required across each competition. Not only does each competitor have to bring talent and passion to the table but a host of other abilities. The cauldron of competition puts everyone under…

And we are off

This morning was the last chance for a lie-in for TeamWA before the competition begins on Thursday, but for many the time difference and perhaps a few pre-competition nerves meant that the breakfast room had plenty of black and gold colour for the first sitting. This morning was a final chance for the team to…

One More Sleep!

All around WA, members of Team WA are making lists and checking bags as they prepare to meet tomorrow at Perth airport on the first leg of their 2016 WorldSkills journey. For many, the weekend will have been the last chance to put the final touches to their training before they head out and face…

The Countdown is on

In just a few days, the 77- strong team of WorldSkills champions from Western Australia will be boarding planes from all over the state and heading to Melbourne. The 18th WorldSkills Australia National Competition will be held at the Melbourne Showgrounds from the 6-8th October. Over the course of three days, over 500 young men…