Kyle Butler

How did you get into the industry?
I enjoyed doing Metal Work based subjects throughout High School so when I finished my HSC I got an Apprenticeship in an engineering based trade.

Would you recommend a trade/skill based career to others?
Yes, because you get hands on training whilst on the job and you get paid to do it.

How has WorldSkills Australia helped you so far personally & professionally?
Competing in the WorldSkills Competition has helped me by furthering my skills in my chosen career path and hopefully will help me in further career opportunities.

Would you recommend others participate in the WorldSkills Competitions?
Yes, because it is good way to see how you perform under pressure, as well as seeing how you compare to others in the same trade.

What do you enjoy most about your job?
Being able to use the skills I learn as part of my job in everyday life.

What do you hope to achieve in both short and long terms of your career?
I hope to be able to work in a position that I enjoy and that is rewarding.

Sydney Regional Competition 2005: Silver (Computer Assisted Machining
Sydney Regional Competition 2007: Gold (Computer Assisted Machining)
National Competition 2008: Gold (Computer Assisted Machining)


Brent Butler

Brent is a toolmaker at the Research School of Earth Sciences at the Australian National University. Brent won gold at the 2005 International Competition in Helsinki in the Manufacturing Team Challenge category. He was also Chief Judge at the 2008 National Competition in the CAM category. As Expert of MTC, Brent%27s aim is to help the three MTC competitors reach their full potential. Brent%27s advice to the MTC Competitors is to %22work hard during your preparation and training as it%27s amazing how quick the competition comes around%22.