The Gordon apprentice makes top 10 in the world

The Gordon’s joinery apprentice Thomas Neave has placed in the world’s top 10 at the 2019 WorldSkills world championships in Kazan, Russia.
Tom was exceptional in his delivery of the timed and scored project, and under intense pressure achieved an amazing result making equal 7th on the leader board.
The top ten competitors were from France, Korea, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Chinese Taipei, China, Russia, Hungary and Australia. Tom said of his experience,

“What a crazy adventure it's been! Who would've thought after competing in my first regional 4 years ago I'd be competing in Russia for the international… and to top it off I received a Medallion for Excellence.”

Tom's effort, along with his colleagues in the Skillaroos team, led to Australia finishing in 8th place out of 66 countries.
Way to go Tom! We’re all so proud of you here at The Gordon!

Images courtesy of WorldSkills and Skillaroos Australia

Posted: 11/09/2019 11:59:59 AM



Keep up with The Gordon

To keep up-to-date with the latest news, competitions and new course information, sign up to The Gordon News today.

Enter security code:
 Security code


By completing this form, you are providing permission for The Gordon to contact you.

About The Gordon

The Gordon Institute of TAFE is one of the largest regional TAFEs in Victoria and has been helping people gain real skills for real jobs for over 125 years. We pride ourselves on delivering a great range of TAFE courses from short courses to nationally accredited training across apprenticeships, traineeships, certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas, which can lead you to a great career or create pathways to university.

The Gordon acknowledges Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people as the traditional custodians of the land on which we work, study and do business. We pay respect to their Elders, past and present. The Gordons Reconciliation Plan can be found here.

Our training is delivered with Victorian and Commonwealth Government funding. | Authorised by the Victorian Government, Melbourne.

ABN: 27 241 053 246. | TOID: 3044 | CRICOS Provider No. 00011G | © Gordon Institute of TAFE 2014