Nash Mason

Volunteer of the Month Nash Mason first competed in WorldSkills in 2007, when he entered his local Regional Competition. In 2008, Nash entered the 2008 WSA National Competition in Sydney where he achieved a gold medal and as a result,…


March Update

Last week in Melbourne two important WorldSkills events were convened in Melbourne – the 2013 Youth Forum and the 2013 Regional Workshop. The 2013 Youth Forum was the second Youth Forum convened by WSA and, like the first one in…


CEO of SkillsOne announced as Chair of WSA Board

At the WorldSkills Australia (WSA) Board meeting held on 28 February 2013, the Board elected Mr. Brian Wexham to the position of Chair. This follows the decision by Jeanette Allen to stand down as Chair of WSA in late 2012….


Alex Rupe

Volunteer of the Month Alex Rupe, known to many as ‘Mr WorldSkills’, has been involved with WSA since 2005. A cabinetmaker by trade, Alex has devoted the past eight years to encouraging young people to test their skills in WorldSkills…


Congratulations Ivan Novak

Longstanding WorldSkills volunteer and TAFE NSW hospitality teacher, trainer and mentor, Ivan Novak, has been awarded a Public Service Award as part of the 2013 Australia Day Honours List. Ivan has been acknowledged for his outstanding service to teaching in…


Retirement of Dave Arnold

Friday 1st of February marked Dave Arnold’s official retirement. Dave has retired from his position as Head Teacher of Electrical Trades from TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute. Since commencing his employment with TAFE NSW in 1978, Dave has enjoyed a…


2013 Youth Forum & Regional Workshop

Between February 26th to March 2nd WorldSkills Australia will be conducting the biennial Youth Forum and Regional Workshop. Both events are critical to the forward planning of the organisation. Through the collaborative input provided by past competitors and regional volunteers,…


2013 One School One Country

On January 17th as part of CPW in Leipzig, participating Member countries of the International Competition had the privilege of meeting with representatives from their partner school as part of the One School One Country (OSOC) program. WSA has been…


Competition Preparation Week

With the 42nd WorldSkills International Competition around the corner, preparations for the event are ramping up. The competition organisers were joined by a cohort international guests including Chief Judges and Deputy Chief Judges, who were there to discuss and finalise…


February Update

As this is the first blog for the year, I would like to say Happy New Year to you all. 2013 is well underway and WorldSkills Australia (WSA) has hit the ground running. Final preparations are being put in place…


2013 Global Skills Challenge

The 2013 Global Skills Challenge (GSC), an integral event for preparation and training in the lead up to the 42nd WorldSkills International Competition, will this year be heading to Perth, Western Australia. Being held between April 30th  and May 4th…