Local medalist shines on national stage at WorldSkills event

A Pearce local has shone on the national stage in the WorldSkills Australia competition, Federal Member for Pearce, Christian Porter, said today.

Mr Porter said WorldSkills Australia was the largest and most prestigious trade and skills competition held in country, with this year’s event attracting a record 514 competitors from around the nation.

“Of the 155 medals presented throughout the event, Carramar local Will Trundle from the Motor Trade Association of Western Australia took home bronze in the VETiS Automotive Services category,” Mr Porter said.

“This is a fantastic achievement and highlights the opportunities associated with pursuing skills and training.”

The three-day event held in Melbourne saw Australia’s most talented young people go head-to-head in a range of skills including construction steel work, fashion, bricklaying, cookery, auto electrical, and landscape construction.

Gold medal winners have secured the chance to progress on to the global stage and represent Australia at the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi.

“The WorldSkills Australia National Competition this year attracted a record 514 competitors, 650 event officials and more than 21,000 local, interstate and international visitors,” Mr Porter said.

“WorldSkills Australia is an outstanding event that inspires and encourages young Australians to find out more about the immense array of career choices available through nationally recognised training – particularly in industries where quality skills are in high demand.”

For the full list of medallists visit: http://www.worldskills.org.au/results-2016-worldskills-australia-national-competition/