Kwinana teen to compete with Australia’s best tradies at WorldSkills National Championships


Joshua Semper (17). Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d483097a
Joshua Semper (17). Picture: Jon Hewson www.communitypix.com.au d483097a

KWINANA teen Joshua Semper (17) will compete against the best up and coming Australian tradespeople at the WorldSkills National Championships in June.

The Gilmore College student earned his spot at the event after a strong performance at the 2017 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions.

Joshua described his WorldSkills experience as exciting and great practice.

“I hope to take home gold at the National Championships,” he said.

“My family have been my greatest influence in pursuing a trade and I hope to gain an apprenticeship in mechanical fabrication after completing schooling.”

Joshua said he was completing his second year of a Certificate II in Engineering at South Metropolitan Tafe Rockingham campus.

WorldSkills Australia chief executive Brett Judd congratulated competitors for excelling in their fields and reaching such a prestigious national level.

Mr Judd said events like the competition would highlight the diverse opportunities available to those pursuing a trade or skill.

“Choosing a vocational education and training path can open up some incredible and varied career opportunities,” he said.

“Many of the occupations predicted to have the strongest jobs growth in the next five years are offered by our vocational education and training sector.”

More than 400 competitors from across the country will contend for the title in 50 trade and skill categories.

The championships will be held at the International Convention Centre in Sydney from  June 2-4.

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