TWO local students had their skills recognised in WorldSkills competitions.
Jarrod Martin, of San Remo, won a gold medal in the refrigeration and airconditioning category.
Jacob Bolch, from Pinjarra Senior High School, won a bronze medal in the schools automotive services category.
Polytechnic West students and graduates were invited to showcase their skills at the WorldSkills competitions. The competitions are designed to develop and nurture the skills of young Australians.
Each WorldSkills competition is a series of skill-specific tests designed by industry experts. Competitors are challenged to compete against the best in their region and are marked against a rigorous framework aligned to national training packages, standards and benchmarks.
Winners in each skills category can now represent WA in the national competition in Victoria next year, and could ultimately end up representing Australia at the international event in Abu Dhabi in 2017.