Skillaroos Go For Gold

Sharon Bird today wished the Skillaroos all the very best as they compete in the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Brazil.


“We are very proud of the 26 young trades and skills people from Australia as they head into the four day competition against the best of the best in the world in trades such as painting, restaurant service, jewellery and welding,” Sharon Bird said.


The team has dedicated many hours to study and training in the hope that they can bring home the gold against the best in the world.


“I had the pleasure of meeting with local Illawarra welder, Kallon McVicar, recently and was impressed by his drive to be the best of the best in his field.  He has undertaken additional study, spent many hours training and also visiting other countries to further his knowledge,” Sharon Bird said.


“WorldSkills is supported by great teachers who help to support, mentor and train our competitors in the lead up to the competition.


“The employers of these young people also need to be recognised for their part too – competitions such as WorldSkills are very demanding for the competitors but also for the employers who give up some of their time to allow young people to train and compete.


“We wish the team the best of luck as they showcase their skills in Brazil.”