East Fremantle man part of WA team for 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition

East Fremantle man part of WA team for 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition

AN EAST Fremantle man has been selected as part of a team of 78 West Australians to take on next week’s 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition.

Mark Quattrini will compete against the nation’s best in the competition’s plumbing category.

As many as 500 apprentices, trainees and students are expected to compete across all categories.

Training and workforce development minister Liza Harvey said every region of WA would be represented at the awards.

“WA will field its biggest team yet for this year’s event, with our young competitors vying for National Championship honours in 40 open and vocational education and training in schools categories,” she said.

“These events challenge young people to achieve their best in their respective trade and skill areas, which not only helps to raise the standard of competition across all categories but it also allows young people to fine-tune their skills, which they can then apply in their workplace.

“It is a great honour to be able to represent you state and I am sure all team WA members will benefit greatly from their experience.”

The 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition is on October 6 to 8 in Melbourne.