WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017
Your typical country man, Brad Ingham is quiet and laidback.
Like many of his fellow competitors, he moved out of his hometown to pursue his trade at a young age.
“I always had a passion for pulling things apart and working with my hands so a trade was something I was always going to do,” he says.
Travelling and meeting new people is a favourite hobby of Brad’s and the WorldSkills experience has given him more confidence and encouraged him to put himself out there.
His advice for anyone wanting pursue a skill or trade is this: “Choose a trade that you enjoy and can see yourself doing for many years and jump at any opportunity to better your skills and showcase your talents.”
Deputy Chief Expert for Industrial Mechanics Millwright, Pete Buttenshaw is passionate about providing the best training and development opportunities.
For the past 18 years, Pete has volunteered with WorldSkills because he enjoys promoting trades and encouraging young people to be successful in their chosen vocation.
He also enjoys meeting different people with the same passion for trades training and exposure in different and better ways of doing things. Through his time with WorldSkills Peter has formed a professional network with people all over the world; “I enjoy seeing the different ways people do things it improves my work and myself as a person.”