First Australia. Next the WORLD!

Tom Neave - JoineryWhat an impressive feat three of our apprentices have achieved at the WorldSkills National Championships in Sydney (2-4 June 2018), winning gold medals and being crowned national champions!

Every two years, Australia’s best VET students and apprentices battle it out for glory and the right to compete for their country in the forthcoming WorldSkills International Competition.
Thomas Neave won the Joinery category, and Andrew Manson and Ben Wilson won the Landscape category. A stellar result - well done!

A team of nine of The Gordon’s best and brightest made the journey to compete in Sydney. Each team member demonstrated skill and precision in their individual fields and proudly represented the region with their A game. We’re super proud of them all.

Thomas and Andrew are eligible to travel to Russia next year to represent Australia and have a crack at becoming world champions at the 45th WorldSkills International Competition in Kazan. Ben will have to sit on the sidelines due to an age limit for competitors.

It is through the dedication of staff like Gary Barnes, Program Manager – Electrotechnology, and the WorldSkills Regional Coordinator, that Gordon students and apprentices have the opportunity to take up these challenges and opportunities.

Along with Gary are the numerous teachers that support, mentor and train the many individuals that compete at Regional, National and International levels. Thank you all for your efforts and their contribution to these big successes.

Kazan, here we come!!

Andrew Manson and Ben Wilson
Andrew Manson and Ben Wilson pictured in this image and above Thomas Neave displays his gold medal!
(Copyright of The Gordon 2018)



Posted: 14/06/2018 2:22:12 PM



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