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Worldskills 2016 Hunter tops, but entire state does us proud

TAFE NSW has dominated the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Melbourne, claiming a total of 52 medals.

TAFE NSW has dominated the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition in Melbourne, claiming a total of 52 medals.

For three nail-biting and adrenaline-fuelled days, the TAFE NSW ambassadors competed with over 600 talented students from all around Australia. A broad range of skills and industry areas were on display, including hairdressing, bricklaying, fashion design, digital media, auto electrical, carpentry, landscaping, beauty therapy, floristry, cookery and bread and pastry making.

The talented TAFE NSW team ended up bringing home 20 gold medals, 18 silver and 14 bronze. Additionally, Hunter TAFE was awarded the highly coveted 2016 WorldSkills Evatt Shield for being the region with the highest overall score. The award was proudly accepted by Hunter TAFE Institute Director, Christine Warrington.The best of the best are now set for a chance to compete at an international level at the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates in 2017.