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Media Release - WorldSkills competitors sharpen their skills at TNE

130 students from across the state arrived in Tamworth yesterday to attend the three day TAFE NSW Skills Development Camp, to be held on the TAFE New England Tamworth campus this week.

The students will attend a series of workshops on Monday and Tuesday under the guidance of TAFE New England teachers. The students will refine their automotive, carpentry and cookery skills in readiness to compete in the 2016 National WorldSkills Competition which will be held in Melbourne this October.

TAFE New England Acting Institute Director, John Michael, said he is looking forward to welcoming the students to the Tamworth campus today. 

“WorldSkills provides students with a platform to test their skills, overcome nerves and to use their creativity.

“As a nation, we need to continue to strive for skills and excellence, celebrate achievements in the vocational education and training sector and work together to raise awareness of the opportunities that are available in a trade or skills based career” Mr Michael said.

TAFE NSW considers this an important investment in their students to ensure they are in the best position to compete against their peers from across the Australia and, potentially, the world.

TAFE New England was selected to host the camp this year over eight other Institutes due to the state-of-the art facilities that are available to students at the Tamworth campus. TAFE New England will be represented at the camp by four students. The other 126 students will travel from other Institutes including Sydney, Illawarra, Riverina and Hunter.