Three TAFE Queensland East Coast students took out honours at the WorldSkills regional competition held at TAFE East Coast on 20th of November.

The gifted cabinet making students impressed judges with their attention to detail and excellence in craftsmanship.

Congratulations to: 

• Gold medal winner Damien Pullen, employed by Murphy Builders 
• Silver medal winner Sean Nicolls of Gregg Brothers Cabinet Makers 
• Bronze medal winner Ry McCarthy who works at Timber Trend Cabinet Makers. 
2015 Regional Competitions WorldSkills 
Australia's national program of Regional Competitions are held biennially across 31 Regions. Apprentices, trainees and students under the age of 23 can test their skills and knowledge in a Regional Competition.

Regional medallists, if age eligible, may go on to compete at the National Competition for the chance to win the coveted title of Australia’s best in their field.

Regional Competitions help transform local talent into world champions in a whole range of skill clusters such as automotive services, building and construction, computing and business, hospitality services, metals and engineering and client services.

The competitions are a series of skill-specific tests designed by industry experts that focus on unearthing talent in young Australians undertaking a trade or skill based career. Individuals are challenged to compete against the best in their region and ultimately the best in Australia.

The competitors are marked against a rigorous framework aligned to national training packages, standards and benchmarks.

Competitions run over one or two days and are held at registered training organisations, high schools and work places all across Australia – giving you the opportunity to compete with fellow classmates, apprentices/trainees or workmates. 


From left: Silver medal winner – Sean Nicolls, Gregg Brothers Cabinet Makers, Chief Judge – Roxley Bye, Gold medal winner – Damien Pullen, Murphy Builders Pty Ltd, Judge – Paul Britton and Bronze medal winner – Ry McCarthy, Timber Trend Cabinet Makers.