Update from WorldSkills International – David Hoey, Chief Executive Officer

WorldSkills General Assembly 2020 Both WSI and our colleagues at WorldSkills Ireland, who have already invested lots of time and resources into hosting the GA, remain committed to the event taking place. Clearly, the global health and economic situation in…

27/03/2020

Technical Delegate Assistant EOI

Worldskills Australia (WSA) is seeking expressions of interest for the position of Technical Delegate Assistant for the 2019 WSC Kazan. The role requires ongoing commitment of 12 months preparation for 2019 WSC Kazan – including attendance at all WSA events,…

12/06/2018

International Training Manager/Expert Application

Worldskills Australia (WSA) is seeking expressions of interest for the position of International Training Manager/Expert for the 2018/19 Skills Squad in the lead up to the 2019 WSC Kazan and final selection of Team Australia. The role requires ongoing commitment…

15/05/2018

Skillaroos and Team Australia announced

With just 86 days until the opening of the world’s largest skills competition taking place Abu Dhabi WorldSkills Australia has selected an elite team of 43 people including 18 competitors, mentors and officials who will represent Australia at the 44th…

10/07/2017

The World Comes to Newcastle in July

Newcastle will become a global centre for skills excellence in July when the city plays host to the WorldSkills Australia Global Skills Challenge – a four-day training exercise for young people from 15 nations to showcase their skills. The 2017…

05/06/2017

Dylan Bolch – Welding his Way to a Secure Future

Twenty-two year old welder Dylan Bolch has big dreams and a firm plan as to how he is going to achieve them with step one being “get named as a member of the Skillaroos team going to Abu Dhabi”. With…

22/05/2017

Skills Squad member Brett McPaul adds another trophy to his awards cabinet

Engineering apprentice, Brett McPaul, was singled out to receive a Highly Commended Judges Award at the 2017 HVTC Excellence Awards held in Newcastle on Friday night. The 20 year old from Albion Park was recognised for his success in Australia’s…

03/05/2017

Local Bakery Champion Tests Her Skills in China

Jetsetting bakery champion Maddison (Maddy) McCloskey will travel to China this month for a week of intensive training at the Wangsen School in Suzhou, a city that has a population of 10.5mil people and is situated in the Jiangsu Province,…

20/03/2017

Calling all emerging fashion designers! Applications for the 2017 Team Australia Uniform are officially open

Applications for the 2017 Team Australia Uniform are now open to Australia’s up and coming designer talent, with the winning prize valued at $500. For the first time, WorldSkills Australia is opening up the design of the official Team Australia…

24/02/2017

Australia’s Top Experts Selected to Support Skills Squad in Contention for Abu Dhabi

A team of 23 experts have been selected to train the 2017 Skills Squad in preparation for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. The 24 young men and women were selected to join the Skills Squad after their successful performances at the…

07/11/2016

2017 International Competition – Expressions of Interest for Training manager/International expert

Three years ago, it was announced that Abu Dhabi would become the first Arab country to host a WorldSkills Competition. WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 will be a celebration of excellence and a unique opportunity to share knowledge. The competition is…

12/10/2016

National Skills Week 2016

From 29 August to 4 September, Australians will once again ban together to recognise the value of vocational education and training during National Skills Week. National Skills Week is an initiative first launched by SkillsOne in 2011 designed to “…bring…

09/08/2016

Competitor Spotlight: Dusti-lee Franchi

For vehicle painter Dusti-Lee Franchi, an unexpected passion led to a great career opportunity and bred an industry champion. At just 20 years old, Dusti-Lee didn’t originally have her sights set on a career in vehicle painting, having first decided…

28/07/2016

Calling all 2011, 2013 and 2015 Skillaroos!

WorldSkills Australia is seeking Skillaroos from 2011, 2013 and 2015 to represent Australia at the 2016 WorldSkills Champions Forum (WSCF) in Canada this October. Held at Niagara Falls from 2-6 October and held in conjunction with the 2016 General Assembly,…

16/06/2016

Congratulations to our Skillaroos!

It has been a tough week at the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo, Brazil for our team of Skillaroos. They were pushed to their limits and without a doubt did Australia proud on the world stage. It’s now time…

17/08/2015

The Skillaroos fight to the end

The Skillaroos walked into Anhembi Park feeling tired but excited to take on the last day of the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in São Paulo. Over the last several months John Shiel, Expert Team Leader, has witnessed both highs and lows…

15/08/2015

The finish line is near

The journey for our 26 champions is about to come to an end. With months of preparation and training now behind them, Brigitte Collins, Technical Delegate for the Australian team, reflects on how the Skillaroos have been performing over the…

14/08/2015

WorldSkills São Paulo kicks off

After working incredibly hard to earn their way to São Paulo, the Skillaroos walked into Anhembi Park this morning ready to take on day one of the greatest vocational education and skills excellence competition in the world. The 43rd WorldSkills…

13/08/2015

Half way through the competition!

From the moment the competition doors opened, Anhembi Park filled with crowds of school students, representatives from vocational education institutions, government and the general public, who were all eager to witness hundreds of competitors from around the world take on…

13/08/2015

One School One Country & Opening Ceremony!

Yesterday, the Skillaroos visited EE Carlos Maximiliano Pereira dos Santos, a local middle-school in São Paulo, as part of the One School One Country programme. The program seeks to introduce young students to the world of skills and learn about different…

12/08/2015