Day two of Competition

Second day down and competitors are all well underway on their projects. By the end of today, the hairdressing competitors had completed four hairstyles, our carpenter’s pergolas had started to take physical shape and our wall and floor tilers were putting the final touches on two of their marked modules.

“I have been training hard since my selection as a Skillaroo, however there really is nothing which compares to the pressure of competition in terms of preparation. The first two days have been incredibly valuable in helping me to define what I will need to focus on for the next 62 days leading up to the International Competition in Germany,” says Mitchell Barron, 2013 Team Australia Skillaroo in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning.

“The Global Skills Challenge, so far, has been a fantastic training exercise for me and it has also been great to meet some of my international competitors. Walking into the International Competition venue now knowing that I will see a familiar face in my category is making the whole experience a little less daunting,”says Hannah Colquhoun, Beauty Therapy Skillaroo.

Another highlight stemming from day two was WorldSkills Australia and Polytechnic West welcoming the Hon.Terry Redman, Minister for Training and Workforce Development to the GSC for a tour of the event. Minister Redman spent time learning about the international projects and speaking to competitors and their experts about the impending International Competition in Germany. Listen to what Minister Redman had to say about his experience at the 2013 GSC.

View images and video highlights from day two of competition.