Training Institute: TAFE NSW New England Institute, Tamworth Campus
Qualification: Certificate III in Automotive Electrical Technology
National Results: Gold Medal
Kane “Girardy” Girard is a determined automotive electrician and air conditioning technician with a great sense of humour and a keen interest in learning from the UK’s finest automotive professionals.
Choose three words that best describe you.
Joker, quiet, outgoing
What do you enjoy most about your trade/skill?
The variety of work – from day to day, you never get the same job.
What has been your favourite part of your WorldSkills Australia experience?
The travel and getting to know so many new people.
What type of work experience would you like to undertake in the UK?
I would like to work with an international air conditioning company, and also a high end auto electrical business. European based companies are considered the leaders in research, development and implementing new and improved technology for the automotive industries. By visiting, observing and working within that industry base will give me an overview of the latest skills and emerging technology that I can further research, develop and implement into my current career path within Australia.
Tell us one thing that most people don’t know about you.
I have never been overseas or outside of NSW until WorldSkills Australia.
If you had one unlimited resource at your disposal for one day, what would it be and what would you do?
Obviously money so I could quit my job and live on an island. (Just kidding!)
What is the funniest question you expect to be asked about Australia?
Do you see kangaroos in the street?
You’re on your way to the UK so it has to be asked: Vegemite or Marmite?