Melbourne region announces Regional Competition medallists!

On Monday 16 November 2015, the City of Melbourne hosted Melbourne Region’s Medal Ceremony at the Melbourne Town Hall.

The ceremony recognised the outstanding achievements of competitors from 20 different trades and skills categories who have competed in the 2015 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions.

The audience heard from guest speakers Councillor Jackie Watts and WorldSkills Australia 2015 Skillaroos Dale Fisher and Dylan Di Martino, the master of ceremonies for the evening was Andrew Williamson, Executive Director, Victorian TAFE Association.

The Melbourne Region Committee would like to congratulate the achievements of the following medallists:

Auto ElectricalGoldFranco Lam
SilverZachary Wadsworth
BronzeLachlan McMahon
Beauty TherapyGoldStephanie Kotsos
SilverJenifer Nguyen
BronzeNaomi Roche
BronzeSimone Causby
BricklayingGoldSam Giamoralos
SilverLachlan Culican
BronzeAndrew O’Connor
CarpentryGoldLucas Hammond
SilverSteven Jeffery
BronzeDoug Laidlaw
Commercial CookeryGoldRyan Costentino
SilverLachlan McDonald
BronzeCaelan O’Rourke
Construction SteelworkGoldJeffrey Barneveld
SilverDean Strachan
BronzeBlake McDonald
FloristryGoldElizabeth Lilburn
SilverChevonne Nicholas
BronzeLucy Phillips
Graphic Design & TechnologyGoldAnna Cahill
SilverJoshua Lazaro
BronzeBach Bendle
HairdressingGoldKymberley Thorp
SilverJemma Blade
BronzeMaddison Bryant
JoineryGoldScott Mason
SilverMatt Johnson
BronzeAlex Burt
Landscape ConstructionGoldJames Liley
SilverMatthew Higgins
BronzePaul Bannister
Marine MechanicsGoldFrazer Donehue
SilverAnthony Vella
BronzeKen Tomita
Network AdministrationGoldLuke Faccin
SilverPetre Minchev
BronzeChris Ramos
Painting & DecoratingGoldChris French
SilverChelsea Setches
BronzeRhys Smith
PlumbingGoldJoel Codling
SilverSam Hibbert
BronzeBrandon Muldoon
ProgrammingGoldBernard Sakran
SilverJasmine Smalley
BronzeMichael Zink
RefrigerationGoldDeclan Hamilton
SilverNicholas Rudd
BronzeDavid Heath
TurningGoldMelinda Lethbridge
SilverAntonino Manuele
BronzeBrady Bechaz
Web Design & DevelopmentGoldJonathan Korakas
SilverRitu Kukreja
BronzeXinting Jiang
VETiS ConstructionGoldLachlan Hubber
SilverMichael Nguyen
BronzeEnnis Muke

Eligible competitors are now invited to apply via an expression of interest to represent the Melbourne region at the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition which will be held in Melbourne between 6-8 October, 2016. The expression of interest closes Monday 30 November, 2015 with the Melbourne region team to be announced by Wednesday 16 December, 2015.

The Melbourne Region Committee wish to thank the following:

  • The City of Melbourne
  • Councillor Jackie Watts
  • Andrew Williamson, Executive Director, Victorian TAFE Association
  • Skillaroo Dale Fisher
  • Skillaroo Dylan Di Martino
  • Regional Competition Designers, Judges and Convenors