Hon Murray Cowper MLA

Hon Murray Cowper MLA

Former Minister for Training and Workforce Development; Corrective Services

    WA apprentices qualify for world championships

    4/12/2012 12:00 AM
     

    • Four WA apprentices to compete at 2013 WorldSkills International Competition 
    Four young West Australians have been selected in the national ‘Skillaroos’ team to take part in the 2013 WorldSkills International Competition.
     
    Training and Workforce Development Minister Murray Cowper today congratulated apprentice cook Georgia Ramsay, apprentice hairdresser Jessamy Mooney, apprentice bricklayer Alan Ramsden and apprentice jeweller Tayron Scagnetti on their selection.
     
    “Selection in the Australian Skillaroos team is a great moment in the careers of Georgia, Jessamy, Alan and Tayron,” Mr Cowper said.
     
    “They represented Western Australia in September’s national WorldSkills competition, winning either gold or silver in their categories, and impressed team selectors enough to represent Australia at the WorldSkills International Competition in Leipzig.”
     
    WorldSkills is the world’s biggest and most prestigious skill and trade competition.  The 2013 Team Australia Skillaroos Training Squad consists of 32 of the nation’s most talented apprentices and trainees.
     
    Team Australia will compete in 28 skill categories in professions such as fashion technology; car painting; web design; electrical installations; and landscape gardening.
     
    The 2013 event will be held in Leipzig, Germany, during July with more than 1,000 of the world’s most talented skill and trade technicians, under the age of 25, from more than 60 countries in 45 skill categories. 
     
    WA team member profiles:
     
    Jessamy Mooney (aged 17) from Boyanup is an apprentice hairdresser with Salon de Coiffure in Donnybrook.  Jessamy is studying at South West Institute of Technology and was a bronze medallist in the hairdressing category at the national WorldSkills competition.
     
    Tayron Scagnetti (age 21) from Mosman Park is an apprentice jeweller with family business Scagnetti Jewellers and studying at Central Institute of Technology. Tayron was a gold medallist in the Metals & Engineering (Jewellery) category at the national WorldSkills competition.
     
    Georgia Ramsay (age 20) from Margaret River is an apprentice cook with Voyager Estate at Margaret River and studying at South West Institute of Technology.  Georgia was a silver medallist in the Hospitality (Cookery) category at the national WorldSkills competition.
     
    Alan Ramsden (age 18) from Mindarie is an apprentice bricklayer with the Housing Industry Association and studying at Polytechnic West.  Alan was a silver medallist in the Building & Construction (Bricklaying) category at the national WorldSkills competition.
     
          Fact File
    • State Govt provided $1.9b to more than 500,000 training places - 2008-11
    • Further $99.1m provided in 2012-13 State Budget, including $38.2m to cover Federal Govt funding shortfall (2012-13) through new National Partnership
    • Liberal-National Govt invested more than $90m since Sept 2008 on capital projects in training sector 
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