“Without WorldSkills training, I wouldn’t have the necessary experience which has provided me with an edge over a lot of graphic designers today.”
Nicolas was introduced to the graphic design industry through his uncle when he was 16 years old. Seeing what his Uncle did, inspired him to consider graphic design as a career pathway. Nicolas recommends graphic design to others as it is a “great mix of creativity and technical skills.”
Nicolas encourages everyone and anyone who is eligible to compete in WorldSkills Competitions as he believes it is “a once in a lifetime opportunity to do something you can potentially look back on as one of the greatest moments of your life.”
In his job at James Yeates and Sons he most enjoys the chance to exercise his creativity in a 9am to 5pm situation.
In the short term Nicolas hopes to better his skills in order for his abilities to take him wherever he needs and wants to go. Nicolas is keen with anticipation to see how he places on a world scale at the WorldSkills International Competition in London.
Put it up to 11.
In one word describe how you feel about representing Australia in London?
Sarah understands the feeling of representing Australia on the International stage following success in winning a Gold Medal at the WorldSkills International Competition St Gallen 2003. Sarah has also experienced the other side to WorldSkills Australia. She has Judged, written competitions and assisted with training in 2004, 2006, 2008 and 2010 WorldSkills Australia National Competitions. She was Chief Judge at the 2008 and 2010 National Competition and has trained the last three International Competitors. She was an Expert at the WorldSkills International Competition Calgary Canada 2009. Her advice to all Skillaroos is, “all you can do is your best, as long as you are prepared and have put everything in that you can, you could not ask for more.”