Joshua keeps them in stitches

student has sew much to offer
student has sew much to offer

The Polytechnic West Bentley student will represent WA in next year’s national Worldskills competition after winning the fashion category for the south region.

The competition aimed to challenge participants to achieve outstanding results in their chosen trade in a bid to reach world-class standards.

Berthelsen (26) said he was not expecting to win, so was delighted to have.

‘It was quite demanding with pattern making and sewing part of the competition.’

Berthelsen plans to hone his skills with more studies next year after completing an applied fashion and technology advanced diploma at Polytechnic West in Bentley.

‘I am in the final stages of my course and plan to do a fashion business degree at Curtin University,’ he said.

‘I want to keep improving and gain more knowledge.’

While dreaming of one day starting a fashion label, Berthelsen was focused on the task ahead.

‘I’d love to start my own label and that is the long-term goal,’ he said.

‘Firstly, I need to get a job in the industry and gain experience. Perth fashion is doing really well at the moment, but if an opportunity presented itself on the east coast I could not resist moving.

Berthelsen will be part of his course’s graduating fashion show, which will be at Crown Perth on November 27. Call 9267 7777.