Matthew credits his success to TAFE training and employer
Friday, 17 August 2012
Apprentice electrician Matthew Varker has thanked Central Queensland Institute of TAFE and his employer, the Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) for helping him get to the WorldSkills nationals.
Matthew is one of 10 Central Queensland TAFE trained students who will compete in WorldSkills at Sydney's Olympic Park from August 30 to September 1.
A fourth year apprentice electrician with GPC, Matthew has been practising his electrical skills in preparation for the event.
"I have a rough idea of what I will have to do on the day, but I know that a certain percentage of it will be unknown," he said.
"I am a little bit excited about the competition."
He said his training at CQIT had prepared him for the competition and his day to day job.
"The training was really good and the teachers were very helpful," he said.
Matthew attained a spot in the nationals after the winner in the regional finals withdrew from the competition.
The winner of the national competition may have the opportunity to join the Australian WorldSkills team, which will head overseas for the International competition in 2013.
For more information on Central Queensland Institute of TAFE's electrical training, contact the Institute on 1300 CQ TAFE (1300 27 8233) or visit the Central Queensland TAFE website.