Use Social Media to Support our Bricklaying Team in Abu Dhabi

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 Macquarie Street, Sydney last Saturday, October 7.

Trystan Sammut, National WorldSkills Australia Gold Medalist, is our worthy bricklaying trade representative and we at ABBTF are eagerly anticipating his performance throughout the three day event, following his international training challenges in Russia, China and here at Newcastle.

You can help Trystan and other Skillaroos achieve their best by showing your support, using social media from now through to the closing ceremony on October 19.  All the details are below.

Australian Skillaroos, International WorldSkills, Abu Dhabi 2017

Here’s how you can follow and support Trystan and the other Skillaroos on social media:

Below is a list of social media handles for ABBTF, Tristan’s TAFE, his employer and his Expert Trainer, Troy Everett.



 Training InstituteFederation UniversityFedUniAustraliaFedUniAustraliaFedUniAustralia
 EmployerLawler Bricklaying
 Expert EmployerTAFE NSWtafenswtafenswtafensw

Social Media Platforms at the Event

WorldSkills International and WorldSkills Abu Dhabi will have teams working across the three main platforms throughout the event Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. All their handles are below:

Social Media

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017

WorldSkills International

 SnapchatWorldSkillsAD –

Tips for ensuring your messages of goodwill are well circulated on social media, and for those lucky enough to be attending there’s Snapchat Lens and Geofilter:

– Use the hashtags #Skillaroo #Skillaroos #2017Skillaroos #WorldSkillsAustralia #TeamAustralia so family, friends and supporters can follow the conversation through the hashtags. WorldSkills International will also be using the hashtags #worldskills #ws_abudhabi and #wsconference

WorldSkills Abu Dhabi has created a Snapchat lens that will be available at certain times throughout the competition.

– 15 & 16 October – National Snapchat Lens

– 17 & 18 October – Attendees can use the Snapchat code found at the event and unlock the lens for an hour.

– A Geofilter will be available at the opening and closing ceremonies.

Ceremony Livestreaming

Both ceremonies will be streamed live at

Spread the word with family and friends so they can watch the celebrations happen in real time.

Opening Ceremony Saturday, 14 October, 1530 GMT (0430 DST/0330 EST)

Closing Ceremony Thursday, 19 October, 1530 GMT (0430 DST/0330 EST)

Live BlogBricklaying Skillaroo, Trystan Sammut at WorldSkills Internation, Abu Dhabi 2017

The live blog will share the latest event information including social media highlights, content from delegates and visitors, and real-time updates from the event.  Visit or

Our best wishes go to Trystan Sammut and all the WorldSkills Skillaroos and we look forward to an exciting week ahead.



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