World Skills Awards
The World Skills Competition takes place every two years and more than 500 Regional Competitions are held across Australia. The competition is aimed at apprentices, trainees and students and focuses on seven skill clusters, including construction and building technology, and manufacturing and engineering technology. Competitors stand the chance to win gold, silver and bronze medals as well as selection to compete at a national level.
Coonabarabran High School entered two students in the Metals Zone 1 Regional Competition – Callum Quetcher and Andrew Moody. Callum and Andrew were given the plans to build a complex metal fabrication project as well as the marking criteria. They were given six hours to complete the project. Both boys completed their projects to an exceptionally high standard. Callum won the gold medal in the regional competition with a score of 94/100. Andrew won silver with a score of 93/100. Both boys have been selected to represent New South Wales in the National Competition in Perth between 10 and 17 August 2020. Should the boys place in the top three positions at the National Competition, they will have the opportunity to represent Australia overseas.
Callum and Andrew should be congratulated on their fantastic effort and achievements. Coonabarabran High School is proud of their achievements and wish them every success in the National Competition. Well done, boys!!