Monthly Archives: December 2012


A Career to Think About

Many young people completing the school year are thinking about their options for 2013.  A number are hoping their results enable them to start University in 2013; many others are looking to get into the workforce and get paid to learn a trade.

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Next Regional WorldSkills Winner Competes in Brazil

The next regional WorldSkills competitions occur in 30 regions across Australia mid-2013. At the end of that cycle the international competition will be in Brazil in 2015, so it is a good time to consider involvement in the competition – whether you are a potential competitor, an employer with an outstanding apprentice you would like […]

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Sharing Bricklaying Techniques in Brazil

Last month there was a bricklaying competition held in Sao Paulo, Brazil called the WorldSkills Americas competition to which I was fortunate in obtaining an invite to, because of my role as Chief Expert with the international WorldSkills competitions. It was held at the same time as the Brazil national WorldSkills competition, so it was a very large […]

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Qualified for Life

As the year draws to a close, many young people around the country are completing their apprenticeship training in bricklaying. They have worked hard to achieve a valuable qualification and this milestone will be recognition of the knowledge and skills in bricklaying which will benefit them for the rest of their lives. ABBTF congratulates all […]

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