2015 BBM Skilled Futures Program

The WorldSkills Australia journey can lead competitors to many different career pathways around the world. For the sixteen highly ambitious individuals that have been selected to take part in the 2015 BBM Skilled Futures Program, the next step of the journey will send them to the UK for an amazing professional development opportunity.

The 2015 BBM Team is comprised of:

  • Kane Girard – Auto Electrical
  • Byron Allsopp – Retail Butchery
  • Mitchell Cook – Plastering
  • Harley Clements – Signage
  • Jake Barton – Mechatronics
  • Luke Diaz – Mechatronics
  • Trent Yeo – Autobody Repair
  • Peter Ives – Carpentry
  • Gemma Edwards – Hairdressing
  • Julia Wood – Fashion Technology
  • Ellen Savige – Printing & Graphic Arts
  • Jed Sparks – Construction Steel Work
  • Natahlia Brandt – Floristry
  • Oliver Baker – Cabinetmaking
  • Thomas Meyers – Carpentry
  • Jarrod Wardle – Painting & Decorating

BBM Youth Support and WorldSkills Australia first partnered in 2000 to select and grant young and talented competitors with this scholarship. The participants will travel to the UK on 17th July to participate in a two-week leadership development course followed by four weeks of international work experience. This amazing experience is designed to help enhance the participants’ career prospects and provide them with invaluable international experience in their respective trades and skills.

WorldSkills Australia CEO, Mark Callaghan believes that the program provides significant benefit to both the BBM Team and their employers. “Perhaps the greatest benefit of the program comes via the work experience that each of the recipients undertake whilst in the UK. They will learn new skills and techniques which they will bring back to Australia – to the benefit of themselves and their workplace. Enhanced skills that will increase their performance and productivity and ensure that they have the skills needed for today and the future.”

We look forward to wishing the BBM Team well as they celebrate their achievement at a farewell reception in Sydney prior to their departure.

For more information, visit: www.worldskills.org.au/get-involved/scholarships/bbm-limited-scholarship.