WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017
Alex’s passion for landscaping began when his brother-in-law introduced him to the trade and he has never looked back.
“I am inspired by the variety I get. No two days are the same.”
Following the advice from his TAFE teacher Alex embarked on his WorldSkills journey “and has enjoyed every step of the process”.
“I now have more confidence in myself and my abilities as a landscaper. It has also showed me if I work hard enough I can achieve anything.”
One day, he hopes to start his own business and train his own apprentice, “after I’ve brought home Gold for Australia in Abu Dhabi”.
“I am prepared and willing to give up my time and my second job to pursue the Gold in Abu Dhabi,” Alex says. “I want this more than I have ever wanted anything in my life.”
Michael Blasch has been part of WorldSkills since 2009 when he was asked to judge regionals in the ACT.
He enjoyed the experience so much, he became Team Leader for the 2014 and 2016 Nationals where Alex (and his fellow CIT student Dougal King) won gold.
He now mentors these two young men, helping them to become exceptional landscapers that are ready to take on the world’s best.