Fitter and turner Brandon prepares for WorldSkills
Friday, 17 August 2012
Boyne Smelters Limited (BSL) apprentice fitter and turner Brandon Gillett credits his "hands on training" at Central Queensland Institute of TAFE for helping him get to the WorldSkills Nationals.
Brandon is one of 10 Central Queensland TAFE trained students that will compete in WorldSkills at Sydney's Olympic Park from August 30 to September 1.
"It feels pretty exciting," Brandon said.
"I have been training for the event one day a week at work and all next week I will be doing more practice at Central Queensland TAFE Gladstone.
"I did all my apprentice training at Central Queensland TAFE and it is a better way of doing it. It is more hands on."
Brandon said he was always mechanically minded and decided to follow a career as a fitter and turner after his brother did a similar apprenticeship.
"I just want to get down to WorldSkills and do my best," he said.
"I will be taking my time and thinking twice before I make any decisions during the competition."
The winner of the competition may have the opportunity to join the Australian WorldSkills team, which will travel overseas for the International competition in 2013.
For more information on Central Queensland TAFE's boilermaker training, contact the Institute on 1300 CQ TAFE (1300 27 8233) or visit the Central Queensland TAFE website.