CEWA students part of TeamWA’s WorldSkills success

15 November 2021

Six CEWA students were presented with medals for the national WorldSkills competition at a recent ceremony, as TeamWA took more medals than any competing state or territory, and won the Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) Shield for the second time in a row.

Liam Baxter from St Norbert College won Gold in the VETiS Information Technology category, Zachery Gerrans from Trinity College took out Silver for the Construction category, Marcus Hayden of Christian Brothers College picked up Silver in Metals and Engineering, Chloe Jager from Kolbe Catholic College won Gold for Commercial Cookery, Ben Park from St Norbert College got Silver for Information Technology, and fellow St Norbert College student, Ali Tkacz won Silver for Business Services.

CEWA students (left to right) Ali Tkacz (St Norbert College),
Liam Baxter (St Norbert College),
Zachery Gerrans (Trinity College), Chloe Jager (Kolbe Catholic College),
Rachel Taylor (Our Lady of Mercy, Australind),
Marcus Hayden (Christian Brothers College) and Ben Park (St Norbert College) with Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Sue Ellery MLC, CEWA Executive Director, Dr Debra Sayce, and CEWA VET/Careers Coordinator, Genevie Baker.

The CEWA students competed alongside other WA school students during this year’s World Skills national championships, which was hosted by WA for 2021 with a three-day event at Perth Convention and Exhibition Centre in August, and a number of events were held at locations across Australia.

Of 150 medals awarded, TeamWA competitors won 54: 19 gold, 22 silver and 13 bronze medals. Competitors included school students, apprentices and trainees, with Education and Training Minister Sue Ellery presenting the shield and medals to the WA winners at the closing ceremony on October 27.

The VETiS Shield is awarded every two years for outstanding performance by secondary school students at the national championships.

CEWA students with fellow TeamWA competitors and the VETiS Shield at the WorldSkills closing ceremony in Perth on 27 October, 2021.

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