The biggest skills and training competition in Australia and careers and employment expo in Western Australia have combined to bring the ultimate showcase of skills, training and jobs to Perth.
The WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show and SkillsWest Careers and Employment Expo are at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre from 26–28 August. Entry is free for both events.
More than 400 talented apprentices, trainees and students, including more than 80 from TeamWA, are competing in the national championships, across 45 skills and trades.
The national championships format has been adapted to accommodate travel restrictions, with TeamWA and Team Tasmania competing in Perth and satellite competitions held in several other states.
TAFEs and Jobs and Skills Centres will be exhibiting at the SkillsWest Expo and are a great place to get free professional and practical advice on the apprenticeship, training and career opportunities available in WA.
If you are unable to attend the event, a live streaming and video-on-demand experience can be accessed through the WorldSkills Australia website www.worldskills.org.au.
“We are pleased to hold this major event here in WA, at a time when skills and workforce development is more critical than ever to support our strong economy," said Premier Mark McGowan. "There has never been a better time for Western Australians of all ages to upskill and find a quality job in a whole range of industries."
Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery said “The WorldSkills competition and the SkillsWest Expo provide Western Australians with training and careers inspiration to help them find a pathway to their dream careers. With low cost training options and low unemployment, Western Australians are in the box seat to take advantage of the life changing opportunities on show. TeamWA’s competitors are shining examples of how investment in skills can change your life and I wish them all a successful championships.”