ABBTF Try-a-Trade Draws a Crowd at the 2015 Exhibit Careers Expo in Perth

This weekend the Perth Convention Centre hosted the 2015 Exhibit Careers Expo.

More than 10,000 students, parents and the general public visited the venue to get careers and training advice from industry experts such as the ABBTF.

This year ABBTF expanded our presence to incorporate a WorldSkills Australia demonstration, in the form of a VETis project.


Precision and Accuracy will ‘test the best’ WorldSkills Bricklayers

We’re pumped! The National WorldSkills, all trades competition will be held soon in WA: September 18 – 20, with around 50 trades and skills groups gathered in Perth. The bricklaying comp will be a real test of skills and competence for the 17 talented young bricklayers from across Australia vying to be the nation’s best


Troy Builds Bricklaying Skills in Russia

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.


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.


Perth (Nth & Sth) Regional Comp Ends on a High with National Win


The Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre was the venue for the Perth (North and South Region) 2013 WorldSkills Regional bricklaying competition held recently.


Bricklaying lifestyle aids Aussie Test Cricketer, Tasmanian Ben Hilfenhaus

It’s often said that excellence in hand-eye co-ordination makes a good bricklayer and a good sportsman and there’s no better example of this than Ben Hifenhaus!

Contributing in no small part to the Indian 3rd test loss in Perth last week, was the tenacious performance of in-form bowler Ben Hilfenhaus (Hilfy or Gentle Ben to his mates).


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