WorldSkills Kazan 2019
Best of Nation
Maxine Colligan’s path to becoming a Skillaroo began well before the competition kicked off. She completed her trade training through TAFE NSW, Sydney West and currently works at Gemini Accident Repair Centre in Cambelltown. In the regional heats, she competed against many talented young trade’s people in Sydney West for her chosen skill of Car Painting. Maxine succeeded in her bid for nationals to be selected on the coveted WorldSkills Australian Skills Squad to vie for gold at the 2019 Global Skills Challenge – and she did exactly that, winning gold, which helped her to secure her spot as part of the Skillaroo team. When asked what it means to be representing Australia on the world stage for her skill, Maxine said, “For me, representing my trade at the WorldSkills International Championships in Kazan means that I get to represent other females in trades and show them that women can do anything men can do. I aspire to convince young women out there to give it a go because they will always surprise themselves with their abilities.”
Brad Franklin is a passionate and motivational mentor and International Expert in Car Painting with over a decade’s commitment to WorldSkills Australia.
What Brad enjoys the most about the WorldSkills journey is enjoy watching young trades people develop their skills up to an international standard and also mature as professional along the way.