Jared attributes his success to,” … willingness to learn new skills, my commitment to hard work and training and my philosophy to do the best at anything I undertake.” Jared is a keen advocate for a trade based career and suggests to other young Australians, “…a trade is a great way to learn new skills in a hands on environment.” Jared had continued support of his family, friends, industry expert Jolian Harvey and workmates, including fellow international competitor Ben Page, his mentor Warren Carlyon and past international medal winner Ronald Moseling. Combined with his determined attitude this all attributed to his Medallion of Excellence at the International Competition. Jared says “the international competition was definitely an eye opening experience for me. Overall I was shocked by its enormity and the number of competitors taking part. I must say it was definitely the biggest four days of my life, and had to give my all. I would highly recommend the competition to anyone. Although I had to endure a tough four days the experience and new skills gained whilst competing definitely outweighed this. This was an experience that I will never forget.” Jared is a fine example of employer, TAFE and industry collaboration to ensure an increase in skill levels in the youth of Australia.
2005 – Awarded Medallion of Excellence, 38th WorldSkills International Competition