November 5, 2021
IBSA has a long history of supporting the VET sector and skills development. In 2019, we sponsored two Skillaroos Josh Boon, Cabinetmaker, and Clinton Larkings, Industrial Mechanics Millwright, to compete in the 2019 WorldSkills Championships in Kazan, Russia.
Their skills helped Australia to finish 8th in the competition with Clinton achieving a silver medal alongside three other Australian bronze medal finalists in Refrigeration & Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Vehicle Painting.
In 2021, we sponsored the WorldSkills Australia National Championship categories of Fitting, Turning, Sheetmetal Technology and Construction Steel Work.
43 competitors competed to be crowned the best in their field and we would like to congratulate all competitors and medal winners. See photos below.
|Gold||Lisiate Hull||South Australia – South East SA|
|Silver||Alex Dandie||Western Australia – Perth North|
|Bronze||Harrison Blatch||New South Wales – Macquarie|
|Gold||Brett Andrew Simpson||Western Australia – Perth South|
|Silver||Warwick Reinhardt||New South Wales – Sydney|
|Bronze||Andrew Vintiner||New South Wales – Illawarra|
|Gold||Tim Barron||Queensland – Brisbane|
|Silver||Matt Loreta||Western Australia – Perth North|
|Bronze||Michael Avent||Western Australia – Perth South|
Construction Steel Work
|Gold||Karl Oppermann||Queensland – East Coast QLD|
|Silver||Jackson Le Clerc||New South Wales – Sydney West|
|Bronze||Mackenzie Thomson||New South Wales – Macquarie|
Young apprentices represent the future of workforce skills for the manufacturing industry and IBSA Group is proud to support the incredible talent of young people in trades.