Bricklaying prepares to deliver excellence at 2017 International WorldSkills

Bricklaying WorldSkills

Trystan Sammut’s work projects form part of his training for Abu Dhabi.

Bricklaying is in preparation for the International WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi on 14 to 19 October this year. Young bricklaying apprentice and Skillaroo in the making Trystan Sammut, from Ballarat Victoria will enhance his skills aiming to achieve excellence at the world event.  ABBTF is proud to be an Association Training Partner of WorldSkills this year.

Troy Everett, WorldSkills International Chief Expert for Bricklaying and a competitor Mentor, reported that he had been working hard with Trystan to devise a training plan in the lead-up to Abu Dhabi, since the national competition in October last year.   In line with the ABBTF “World Class Bricklaying Development” scholarship, we aim to provide extra training time for Trystan so he can devote as much time as possible in this period. This is particularly important given the quality of entrants competing at this level in recent years.

It’s great to hear that prior to Christmas Trystan cleverly incorporated additional training at his workplace by negotiating with his employer to be allocated more of the complex tasks associated with the WorldSkills Australia (WSA) competition, on the work site.   He then used the WorldSkills marking methods to assess his work for accuracy.  See some of these challenging tasks in the images above.

Trystan has also commenced training at his local college Federation University TAFE Division on a weekly basis with his trainer Charlie (Peter Eltringham).  The initial training will be focussed on typical aspects that are usually included in the international competition.

The time has now come to roll the sleeves up and get quality training under his belt.   Trystan will be gradually stepping this up over coming months and then be heavily focussed on the three month lead in where he will concentrate on being at his best for the comp.

Australia has a “Go for Gold” attitude that not only exists within our Olympic and Commonwealth sports teams, but also with the young men and women who will be representing the country at this, the 44th WorldSkills (also known as the Skills Olympics in some countries).

Trystan also attended an Australian Team Squad camp recently where he got to meet the rest of the team and received valuable guidance from WSA about the road ahead.  Reports from the camp are that the team is another strong one and Trystan carried himself well.

Not only is Trystan preparing himself well for this event, but is also proving to be a good communicator and it is clear he will be a great ambassador for our industry!   For more on ABBTF’s and bricklayings involvement in WorldSkills visit our dedicated WorldSkills page at this website.

Dean Pearson
ABBTF WA Manager

2 Responses to “Bricklaying prepares to deliver excellence at 2017 International WorldSkills”

  1. sam

    Helo am a qualified bricklaying I just see this competition am interested can you please explain to me how to enter or how to get a job over seas am in south Africa


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