ABBTF Scholarship Aims at World Class Bricklaying in Brazil in 2015

ABBTF has announced a new scholarship to provide support for the WorldSkills Australia bricklaying competitor in the quest for success at the International WorldSkills competition in Brazil in 2015.

The ‘ABBTF World Class Bricklaying Development Scholarship’ was launched with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between ABBTF CEO Geoff Noble (left) and WorldSkills Australia CEO Mark Callaghan (right).


The goal of the Scholarship is to provide support for the Bricklaying Skillaroo, which will allow him or her to achieve the highest possible level of skill to compete successfully against competitors from other countries at the International Competition. Australian bricklaying did well last year in Leipzig, represented by talented Perth, recent apprentice Alan Ramsden, but we’re now looking for that extra support to hopefully get our Skillaroo on the podium in Brazil!  View the past Honour Roll of Bricklayer Skillaroo’s who have represented your trade, in the blog leading up to Alan’s national win in 2012.

The World Class Bricklaying Development Scholarship provides support including:

  • Training time and coaching
  • Support to compete at lead-up competitions
  • Mentoring support
  • Personal and professional development
  • Engaging a sports psychologist
  • Tools and equipment.

The 2015 Bricklaying Skillaroo to receive the inaugural ‘ABBTF World Class Bricklaying Development Scholarship’ will be selected from the eligible medallists of the 2014 WorldSkills Australia National Competition being held in Perth between 18th and 20th September 2014.


Geoff Noble

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