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Media Release - State's finest test their skills at Tamworth TAFE

TAFE New England has welcomed the announcement that more than 300 students and teachers from across the state will access the state-of-the-art facilities at the Tamworth campus, to perfect their skills before heading to the 2016 WorldSkills National Competition to be held in Melbourne this October.

WorldSkills Australia has selected the TAFE New England Institute to facilitate the State Skills Development Camp over four days in June.

TAFE New England Institute Director, Peter Heilbuth, said that WorldSkills Australia had selected TAFE New England to facilitate the Development Camp, and host the nine other TAFE NSW Institutes from across the state.

“We are very proud of our facilities at TAFE New England and we look forward to welcoming students from across the state to Tamworth”

“Our teachers strive to ensure that our students are developing the skills that they need for the workplace, and the WorldSkills competition provides an opportunity to test this knowledge against other students, at a national, and potentially an international, level,” Mr Heilbuth said.

The camp includes 38 categories including cookery, carpentry, hairdressing and plumbing.

In addition to this announcement, two TAFE New England Teachers have been selected to judge at the National Competition this year. Cameron Falzon will judge the cookery category and Karen Bliss-Cook will judge tourism.

The State Skills Development Camp will be held on 20, 21 and 22 June 2016 at the Tamworth campus.