JEFF WEBER - COMPLETED APPRENTICE TOOWOOMBA 2014
QUALIFIED ENGINEERING FABRICATION TRADE.
Regional World Skills Australia competition winner from Toowoomba is on his way to the National Titles in Perth.
GoldenWest Apprenticeships 4th Year Engineering Fabrication apprentice, Jeffrey Weber, recently competed in the World Skills Australia Regional competition in the welding category. With an impressive top score of 93% Jeffrey competed against 11 other contestants in two 3.5 hour sessions in Manual Metal Arc Welding (MMAW) and Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW) and Jeffrey won.
“Jeffrey’s win sets him on a path for the National competition being held in Perth in September, 2014 and he’s a pretty skilled kid so he could win,” said SQIT teacher Peter Holmes.
The World Skills Australia competition begins with a Regional competition, then the National competition where competitors have the opportunity to benchmark skills against their peers in 50 categories. If eligible medallists from next year’s National may then be offered a position on the 2015 Skillaroo team to compete in the International Competition in Brazil.
“We are always glad to see our apprentices and trainees doing well.” said Golden West Apprenticeships CEO Clint Weber “Jeffrey is completing his apprenticeship with Hampstead Engineering and a skills competition such as the WSA is a great opportunity for young people to display their excellent skills,” he said.
"Hampstead Engineering receive are congratulations as well. The Host Employer plays a huge part in the progress of our apprentices and trainees. Without their dedication to training and passing on much needed skills, young people like Jeffrey wouldn't have a future at all," Weber said.
Also competition were Kerrod Ervington who achieved 2nd place and Bradley Hayward in 3rd place.
See more information on the World Skills Australia program and the Finals in Perth on September 17 to 21, 2014 here.