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WorldSkills winners

Congratulations to our WorldSkills competitors who brought back medals from the presentation ceremony in Perth.

Gold medal winners were Emily Blechynden in the category of Beauty Care, Nikolas Foster in Bricklaying, Kevin Dirks in Cabinetmaking, Danae Italiano in Hairdressing and Tracey Carpenter in Restaurant Service.

Emily, Nikolas, Kevin and Danae, along with silver medallist Erin Chappell for Restaurant Services, are eligible to represent the State as part of Team WA in the national competition next June, but they have to wait until next year to hear whether they will travel to Sydney to compete.

Other medallists were Luke Carr (Bricklaying) silver; Sam Schaler (Bricklaying) bronze; Daniel Braam (Cabinetmaking) bronze; Tim Koop (Cabinetmaking) silver; Keshi Caruana (Hairdressing) silver; Prinisha Sukumaran (Restaurant Services) bronze.

Special congratulations also go to Bunbury lecturer Johnese Mullen, who was inducted into the WorldSkills Hall of Fame. Johnese’s award was in just recognition for dedicating her time and considerable expertise to supporting several competitors striving to achieve their best through WorldSkills competitions.

The ceremony was opened by Minister for Training and Workforce Development Minister Sue Ellery, and the Department’s Director-General Anne Driscoll presented Johnese with her trophy.

The college wishes all competitors the very best in their chosen career, and special wishes go to those who are announced as part of Team WA in Sydney.

See details of winners of VET in Schools WorldSkills winners.

danae and keshi web.jpg Danae Italiano and Keshi Caruana (Hairdressing)


emily web.jpgEmily Blechynden (Beauty Care)

erin prinisha tracey web.jpgPrinisha Sukumaran, Tracey Carpenter and Erin Chappell (Restaurant Service)

nikolas and sam web.jpgSam Schaler and Nikolas Foster (Bricklaying)

tim koop web.jpgTim Koop (Cabinetmaking)

johnese and Anne Driscoll web.jpg

Lecturer Johnese Mullen is congratulated by DTWD

Director-General Anne Driscoll on her induction into the

WorldSkills Hall of Fame

Page last updated November 29, 2017