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TAFE NSW going for gold at WorldSkills International 2011

06 October 2011

WorldSkills London

Some of Australia's best young talent will compete at the 41st World Skills International Competition in London from 5 - 8 October 2011. This is the world's largest international skills competition, and twenty eight young Aussie Skillaroos, of whom 15 are TAFE NSW students, will test their skills against competitors from other countries. The team will be defending Australia's current fifth place ranking in the world.

WorldSkills London will involve 1000 competitors from over 55 countries/regions, competing in 46 vocational skills, which include tests such as landscape gardening, beauty therapy, restaurant service, electrical installation, cabinetmaking, plumbing and heating, bricklaying and more. The Aussie Skillaroos are set to compete in 25 of the 46 categories.

The TAFE NSW Skillaroos competing in London are:

Participant Category Institute
Craig Agnew Autobody Repair Hunter Institute
Gustavo Asciutto Painting and Decorating South Western Sydney Institute
Michael Ashton Construction Metal Work Illawarra Institute
Guy Brooks Welding Illawarra Institute
Blake Cannell Web Design Western Sydney Institute
Ben Cooper Cabinetmaking South Western Sydney Institute
Kate Crocker Restaurant Service Northern Sydney Institute
Benjamin Houghton Electrical Installations Western Institute
Phillip Little Plumbing and Heating New England Institute
Richard May Landscape Gardening Northern Sydney Institute
Alex Odgers Beauty Therapy Hunter Institute
Andrew Seeley Information Technology Software Solutions for Business Western Sydney Institute
Kye Szeniak Car Painting South Western Sydney Institute
Micheal Theobold Manufacturing Team Challenge Western Institute
Lester Tibbles Bricklaying Western Institute


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