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TAFE NSW Ryde students shine silver at WorldSkills National Championships


TAFE NSW Ryde students shine silver at WorldSkills National Championships

Three TAFE NSW Ryde students have been awarded with silver medals in front of hundreds of their peers from across the country, at the WorldSkills Australia 2023 National Championships Closing Ceremony in Melbourne on Sunday.

Sally Fitzsimons took out a prestigious award after competing in the Patisserie category, while Tully Hill and Isaac Zamorano competed together in Landscape Construction to take out an accolade at Australia’s largest skills competition, which took place at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre from Thursday to Saturday.

Sally said she could not have received the Silver medal without countless hours of preparation and the ongoing support and mentorship of her teachers.

“The accolade is a testament to my hard work and determination, and the invaluable guidance of my mentors. With their help, I’ve been able to achieve beyond anything I could have imagined and I’m excited to keep developing my skills over the course of my career,” Ms Fitzsimons said.

TAFE NSW Team Leader and WorldSkills Australia Experts Faculty Associate Member, Troy Everett said TAFE NSW students are in high demand because of the quality of their education and ability to hit the ground running in the workplace.

“Our students winning these awards demonstrate what is on offer for students if they choose a TAFE NSW education,” Mr Everett said.

Gold medal winners are eligible for consideration for the Australian Skillaroos team who will compete with the world’s best at the WorldSkills International Competition finals to be held in France in 2024.


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