International WorldSkills Competition – Kazan, Russia 2019 – Wrap Up A team of apprentices and trainees from across Australia (NSW, Victoria and Queensland) took on the world’s best in Russia. Images Courtesy: WorldSkills Australia 15 competitors from Australia went to Russia for the WorldSkills International competition in August, including Paul Coon who won Gold at […]
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Australian Apprenticeships, the Federal Government Agency which manages apprenticeships in its Centres across the States and Territories, has recently recognised Troy Everett as an Australian Apprenticeships Ambassador. The appointment is in recognition of his excellent work in promoting the skilled trade of bricklaying in Australia and around the world.
A few months ago I was invited to attend the Russian National WorldSkills competition so that I could assist with the competition and share ideas about teaching bricklaying and organising WorldSkills competitions. Russia only joined WorldSkills two years ago but have come a long way in this time and they are keen to continue improving. They are actually preparing a strong bid for Kazan to host the 2019 international WorldSkills competition.
The set-up of the competition was very professional and modelled on last year’s International event which was held in Leipzig Germany. It was Russia’s first international competition in Bricklaying.
Bricklaying is one of 18 Australian trades chosen to compete at WorldSkills International in Abu Dhabi this week, the selection based on the high standard of the Gold Medal winner. The final get together of the total 49 Skillaroo team members, including experts and team managers took place at the State Government reception rooms at […]
Encouraging and Recognising High Standards in Bricklaying All trades encourage and recognise the highest standards of excellence achieved by Apprentices. Bricklaying does so in a variety of ways through Awards like WorldSkills Australia, but there are also Awards presented by TAFE’s and other RTO’s and the construction industry. Promoting high standards of workmanship and […]