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Students, lecturers shine at 2017 WorldSkills


Forty two North Metropolitan TAFE students have been recognised for their achievements at the WorldSkills competition held at Skills West Expo this year. 

  • 42 North Metropolitan TAFE students received awards; 14 have been nominated to represent WA in the national competition
  • North Metropolitan TAFE lecturers Peter Keep and Shaun Holland made it to the WorldSkills Hall of Fame
  • Medallists received the honour from the Hon Sue Ellery MLC, Minster for Education and Training

Held at the Crown, the WorldSkills Medal Presentation Breakfast was opened by the Hon. Sue Ellery MLC, Minister for Education and Training.

Fourteen students were nominated for the WA Skills Squad in the areas of automotive mechanics, bricklaying, fitting, graphic design technology, jewellery, retail baking, sheet metal work, turning, and wall and floor tiling. 

If selected, they will have the opportunity to represent WA at next year’s National Championship in Sydney.

“Students from North Metropolitan TAFE have excelled once again, winning medals in a huge variety of competition categories from bricklaying to graphic design,” said Fiona Johnson, State Manager for WorldSkills in Western Australia.

“The 2016 Team WA at last year’s National Competition did exceptionally well,” Ms Johnson said. “I cannot wait to see what this year’s talent will bring.”

Two WA lecturers were also awarded Hall of Fame trophies for their dedication and commitment; and for striving to extend their skills and reach for excellence through WorldSkills. Peter Keep (jewellery) and Shaun Holland (automotive mechanics) received the honour from Anne Driscoll, Director General of the Department of Training and Workforce Development. 

“What a lovely surprise,” Peter said of his trophy. “I thought I was only there to celebrate my students’ achievements!” 

For more information go to WorldSkills.

Photo: Peter Keep, jewellery lecturer, with Anne Driscoll, Director General DTWD
Page last updated December 09, 2017