How did you get into the industry?
My brother is a welder, he got me interested in it and helped me to become a welder and into the trade. From then on I have not looked back.
Would you recommend a trade/skill based career to others?
Yes, these days it is good to have a trade that you can fall back on if ever you choose to leave it.
How has WorldSkills Australia helped you so far personally & professionally?
Personally, I had the opportunity to make friends from other areas in Australia. In the Professional sense, I have learned new trade techniques and technology that I would not have experienced through my work.
Would you recommend others participate in the WorldSkills Competitions?
I would recommend it to any one who gets a chance to have a go, it%27s a once in a life time opportunity.
What do you enjoy most about your job?
Looking at what you have done knowing you have done good job.
What do you hope to achieve in both short and long terms of your career?
To become the World Champion in Welding.
Northern Rivers Regional Competition 2007
State Welding Training Camp Shellharbour 2008
National Competition 2008: Gold
Paul is employed at BlueScope Steel as a welding/fabrication inspector- a position offered to him after competing at the WorldSkills International Competition in Osaka 1985. After achieving a fourth place as a world competitor Paul has been both Expert and Chief Expert for International Competitions since 1999 in Montreal, Canada and will continue as Chief Expert in Calgary. Paul%27s goal is to share his knowledge and experience to provide competitors the best chance to succeed and believes the skills and experiences they obtain through WorldSkills will be with them forever.