WorldSkills Kazan 2019
Sydney’s Indy Griffiths was over the moon to be selected as a 2019 WorldSkills Australia Skillaroo to compete against other talented young people in the skill of Graphic Design Technology. Indy studied graphic design at TAFE NSW Enmore and with the support of her employer, Style Communications, began her quest for WorldSkills glory in Sydney at the regional competition. After successfully winning her way to nationals, Indy then found herself on the podium with a Bronze medal at the 2019 WorldSkills Australia Global Skills Challenge in Melbourne. By her side through the whole journey was her WorldSkills Expert, Brendan Hibbert, who will also accompany her to Russia this August.
Representing Australia in Kazan feels like a dream to Indy, as she explains: “Growing up, the thought of representing my country wasn’t an option. I wasn’t really into sport — my main goal was just to successfully work for myself in the future. Years later I’m here, working for myself and representing my country—all in one. It is the biggest honour to be part of the Skillaroo team, representing our country on the world stage, and I know that whatever result I come back with I will be proud of all I have achieved.”
By Indy’s side through the whole journey was her WorldSkills Expert, Brendan Hibbert, who will also accompany her to Russia this August. “Flying back to Kazan with Indy Griffiths will be the fourth time we will compete together as a team – and I’m sure, it will be full of emotion at the main event. She has made friends everywhere we have travelled, matured greatly as a designer and is already looking to starting up her own business upon return. It has been such a rich experience and our preparation has been jam-packed with learning opportunities,” Mr Hibbert said.