Romain Marteau

“WorldSkills Australia has helped me considerably in my career. It has assisted me with gaining contacts in other automotive businesses all over Australia. My time management skills have been greatly improved thanks to the training leading up to the competitions. I have been offered more opportunities in my current workplace since winning Gold the National Competition. Overall it has been a really worthwhile experience.”

Romain has always had a strong interest in cars and after much thought, he decided that it would be an interesting trade to be involved in. Fast forward and  Romain is passionate about his job and is keen to stay abreast of the automotive industry, always wanting to know as much about automation as possible. This desire to know and learn more is perhaps one of the factors that led him to be a National Champion.

Romain says he “would recommend a trade to others” as he believes that by doing an apprenticeship “you learn skills for life and there are a lot of career options once you become qualified.”

Romain believes “others should give WorldSkills Competitions a try, WorldSkills is an excellent experience and will greatly benefit a career in any trade.”

In his work, Romain most enjoys the in-depth diagnostic work and computer based work as they are challenging aspects of his job.

In the short term of his career, Romain hopes to become a successful technician and eventually further his career into either engineering or management.

Romain is looking forward to the WorldSkills International Competition and the overall experience of travelling overseas to compete at an international level in his trade.

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Grant Petch

Grant is employed by the University of Ballarat and has been involved with WorldSkills Australia since 1993. Grant has a breadth of WorldSkills experience, as Team Leader for the Ballarat Region at the WorldSkills Australia National Competitions in Adelaide 2000 and Newcastle 2002 and was also Judge and Chief Judge at Brisbane 2004, Melbourne 2006, Sydney 2008 and Brisbane 2010. Grant also trained Dale McMullen, Gold Medallist at the WorldSkills International Competition Shizuoka Japan 2007 and Perrin Bouna at the WorldSkills International Competition in Calgary Canada 2009.