2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition
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2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition

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Discover the world of trades and skills this October at Australia’s largest trades and skills showcase.

Australia’s largest trades and skills showcase is coming to Melbourne from 6-8 October.

The 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne is a unique educational opportunity designed to help people from all walks of life discover and be inspired by the opportunities available through vocational education and training (VET).

Supported by the Victorian Government, the National Competition will be held from Thursday, 6 to Saturday, 8 October 2016 at Melbourne Showgrounds where close to 500 young apprentices, trainees and students will compete in over 50 skill categories including Automotive Mechanics, Wall & Floor Tiling, Beauty Therapy, Graphic Design Technology, Cookery, Welding and many more.

These young hopefuls first realised their potential during their medal-winning performances at WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions held across the country. Now, they are hard at work training with one shared goal in mind: To secure the coveted title of ‘National Champion’ in their respective skill categories.

“It’s a huge honour to represent my region in the National Competition,” says Croydon-based apprentice Melinda Lethbridge, who will represent the Melbourne Region in Turning. “I hope to do everyone who is supporting me in this journey proud by training hard, leaving no stone unturned in my preparation and taking all of my experience to the competition.”

The event offers more than just the spectacle of competition. People of all ages will have a chance to test their own potential by trying their hand at a range of trade and skill-based professions through fun, interactive Try’aSkill activations. Visitors will also have the opportunity to speak with industry experts and advisors about the many pathways and career opportunities available.

Register for your FREE tickets via the WorldSkills Australia website.