Past the half way mark

Thousands of school students from across Western Australia poured through the doors of the Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre today to watch the 2014 national competitors as work continued at the ultimate skills challenge.

Day two was action-packed with things to see and do with six speed challenges across the day including the Meat Retailing hindquarter speed test, the carpentry pallet making challenge and the infamous ABBTF Gun Trowel Bricklaying speed test, all which drew six foot deep crowds and a lot of excitement.

Each of the Try’aSkill activities were attracting cues of people wanting to learn how to make a sausage, design a logo and test their vehicle painting skills in a virtual spray booth.

Competitor’s nerves had settled by the early afternoon as projects began taking shape and competitors passed the halfway mark of the National Competition.

Check out the video highlights package, Mark Callaghan’s blog and image gallery from day two of the 2014 WorldSkills Australia National Competition.

Only one day to go, if you are in Western Australia be sure to make your way down to the Perth Convention and Exhibition tomorrow between 9:00am -4:00pm.