NATIONAL WORLDSKILLS COMPETITION – 2010
ABBTF is a proud supporter of the WorldSkills Competition, where bricklaying apprentices are pitted against the best apprentices in the country with the opportunity for the winner to compete at the international competition in London, England in 2011.
Lester Wins Gold at WorldSkills in Brisbane 2010
ABBTF congratulates all bricklaying competitors and medal winners in a closely fought contest:
|Gold Medal||Silver Medal||Bronze Medal|
|Lester Tibbles - NSW||Ben Barratt - TAS||Daniel Dovern - NSW|
Visit WorldSkills Australia for further information on the regional, national and international competitions which are run biennially to encourage, promote and celebrate Vocational Education and Training (VET) through skill competitions.
WorldSkills ACT Regional Winners
Employer: Michael McPherson Bricklaying
Trainer: Lynne Sheffield, CITEA
ABBTF Gun Trowel Award - 2010
Ready, set, go! ABBTF Gun Trowel competitors set the pace at WorldSkills! This inaugural speed test drew a large crowd of onlookers and created an atmosphere of excitement at the WorldSkills bricklaying competition.
2010 WorldSkills Winner!
And the winner is ... Lester Tibbles. Lester, beat a field of 14 quality apprentices to gain the title of ABBTF Gun Trowel presented by Geoff Noble, ABBTF General Manager.
Bricklaying Wins Green Award at WorldSkills
Bricklaying wins the environmental award from more than 40 competing apprenticeship categories. The judges discussed and observed the environmental improvements that had been made in the skill area compared with previous years.
Troy Everett, Chief Bricklaying Judge, said there was a strong focus on environmental considerations such as recycling water, reuse of off-cuts tidy work areas and recycling bricks for community projects and other training.
There was no waste water that entered any drainage system at all at the WorldSkills venue. This is a great achievement for the group and the trade of bricklaying.