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Seasons Greetings

Mark Callaghan's Welcome

Dear WorldSkills Australia Supporter,

Another year is fast drawing to a close and I am sure everyone is looking forward to a well earned rest over the Christmas/New Year period. It has been another very busy year for WSA with the 2014 WSA National Competition held in September in Perth being the focus of our activities. Of course, as soon as we closed the doors at the PCEC, the thoughts of everyone involved with WSA turned to the next cycle of competitions – the 2015 regional competitions and the 43rd WorldSkills Competition in Brazil. Plans are well in place for both events and, in particular, we look forward to working closely with everyone to ensure we grow and strengthen our regions – the bedrock of the organisation.

Having had the opportunity to be in Perth for the Nationals, be a part of the 2014 Regional Workshop and, more recently, attend the 2015 Skills Squad training camp has reinforced to me that the greatest asset of WSA is the people...continue reading.

December, 2014

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Lord Mayor Councillor Gordon Bradbery OAM, 2015 Skills Squad and members from Rotary Club in Wollongong at Mt Keira Lookout

Skills Squad converge for first time

WSA hosted the 2014 Skills Squad Training Camp at the Wollongong Surf Leisure Resort between December 4-7. The training camp was the first opportunity for members of the 2015 Skills Squad and their respective Training Managers, to meet and familiarise themselves with their teammates.

Together with their Training Managers, members of the Skills Squad used their time to develop their training plans for...continue reading.

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L-R: Patrick Janes, Melinda Lethbridge and Mark Callaghan

Congratulations Melinda Lethbridge!

On Friday 21st of November, WSA competitor, Melinda Lethbridge was awarded the prestigious Australian Apprentice of the Year award at the Australian Training Awards held in Adelaide.

The young fitter and turner from Victoria won a gold medal in the 2013 WSA Regional Competition and was then given the chance to compete in the 2014 WSA National Competition, where she achieved impressive results.

This marks the second year in a row that a WSA competitor has been awarded Australian Apprentice of the Year, with Patrick Janes, Welding competitor from Ballarat winning it in 2013.

WSA would like to congratulate Melinda for this fantastic achievement. Congratulations to all the finalists and winners of the 2014 Australian Training Awards. Click here for a full list of the winners.

To our wonderful family of volunteers

WSA would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your hardwork and support. Your involvement and dedication is a contributing factor to the organisation’s achievements.

We appreciate your commitment and the time you have generously devoted to WSA over the past year and for assisting us in making this year's National Competition a great success.

Service Skills Australia - Supporting the service industries

Developing the skills of employees increases a business’s productivity. Staff who have the opportunity to do training feel valued, contribute more to the workplace and are more likely to stay in their jobs longer...continue reading.

Thank You

WSA would like to sincerely thank our partners for all your tremendous support throughout 2014.

Thank you for your generous contributions to the 2014 WSA National Competition and for your commitment to making our events so successful. Your continued support of the organisation is greatly valued and appreciated.

We look forward to continuing and building on our partnerships in 2015.

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Christmas/New Year Office Closure

The WSA National Office will close on December 23 and will re-open January 5. Staff will not be responding to emails or calls during this time. All enquires will be attended to after the closing period.

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