Issue 17
Monday, 09 October 2017
Charles Darwin University
E-news
From left: WorldSkills competitors Simone Place, Caitlynn Ivanetz and Chloe O’Doherty, and Rhys Vanrangelrooy, Toby Grant and Chac Man Cho
From left: WorldSkills competitors Simone Place, Caitlynn Ivanetz and Chloe O’Doherty, and Rhys Vanrangelrooy, Toby Grant and Chac Man Cho

Four students make NT WorldSkills team

By Patrick Nelson

Another two Charles Darwin University students have qualified for next year’s WorldSkills Australia national championships following regional competitions at Palmerston campus last week.

Certificate III in Hairdressing student Simone Place received the nod from judges ahead of Caitlynn Ivanetz and Chloe O’Doherty.

And in the kitchen, Certificate III in Combined Baking student Toby Grant won a hotly contested bread baking final from Kamonrath Raemjantheuk and Rhys Vanrangelrooy.

Sales and Personal Services Team Leader Linda Manning said the hairdressing final was characterised by a high degree of professionalism and enthusiasm.

“Competitors participated in three projects, a women’s cut and colour, a men’s haircut and they had to demonstrate their skill in long hair up-styling,” Ms Manning said.

“A special congratulations goes to Simone, who we look forward to supporting in the nationals.”

Meanwhile VET lecturer Bill Denniss said just one point separated the winner and the runner up in the bakery final. 

“Competitors had five hours to bake five products, which included a cob loaf, knot rolls, baguettes and other goods.

“Toby scored highest, but it was extremely close,” Mr Denniss said.

Earlier this year two CDU plumbing apprentices won their regional finals; Daniel Brown in Alice Springs and Luke Unwin in Darwin.

An Electro-technology regional final will be held in the Top End this month. The WorldSkills National Championships will be held in Sydney in June next year.