Coffs Harbour TAFE student Brad Nicholl prepares for the World Skills competition.
Coffs Harbour TAFE student Brad Nicholl prepares for the World Skills competition.

Coffs' best tradies in training

THE coast's leading apprentices and trainees will spend a day in training tomorrow ahead of the Worldskills competition. 

North Coast and Northern Rivers Wordskills trainers will stage a development day in Coffs Harbour on Tuesday for their contingent of 15 Worldskills and six high school (VETiS) competitors.

These competitors are about to head to Sydney for the National Worldskills Competition held on August 30 and September 1.

Some 500 competitors from 30 regions will represent in 50 skill areas at the national competition.

There they'll compete in areas such as bricklaying, wall and floor tiling, plumbing, hairdressing, beauty care, cookery, automotive, welding, carpentry, electrotechnology and fashion technology.

Spending time with their trainer mentors, the trainees and apprentices will hone their skills and receive coaching in time management, competition, team building and leadership skills prior to a farewell dinner in the evening. 

The 'Go for Gold' dinner will acknowledge the extensive network of support that assists the competitors get to the regional, national and international levels.



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