Five students from TAFE Western have won medals at the WorldSkills Australia National Competition 2010 held in Brisbane from May 7 - 9 and the Macquarie Region won the Evatt Shield which is awarded to the region with the best overall score for all competitors.
A total of ten students from TAFE Western represented the Macquarie Region in the competition
TAFE Western Institute Director, Kate Baxter said, "National WorldSkills competitions are highly competitive so this is an outstanding result for our region"
"I congratulate all the participants, who have already demonstrated high level of skills and commitment by winning their regional competitions. I also thank the teachers at TAFE Western for the encouragement and assistance they give their students."
"Many of these students are completing apprenticeships in trades where there are skill shortages, so it is good to see them stepping up to become outstanding in their chosen careers."
Two Gold medals
One Silver medal
Two Bronze Medals
There were over 500 competitors in the Brisbane WorldSkills Australia National Competition 2010 representing 30 regions from all around Australia. They competed in 50 trade and skill categories.
Gold Medal winners from this competition will be selected to represent Australia at the next International WorldSkills Competition scheduled for London in 2011.
For more information on National Worlskills 2020 - http://www.worldskills.org.au/