A second TAFE student from Sutherland Shire won a silver medal at the WorldSkills Australia 2018 National Championships.
Oska Jory, of Caringbah, was runner-up in the Landscape Construction category of Australia’s largest skills competition, held at the International Convention Centre in Melbourne.
Victoria Padman, of Engadine, also won a silver medal in the Beauty Therapy category.
Mr Jory said, “Winning a silver medal is an amazing feeling”.
He thanked his teammate Daniel “for being so trusting and cooperative at such short notice”.
“I also want to thank my TAFE teacher Neil Hunt for sacrificing a lot to get me here, and Michael Bates my boss for allowing me the opportunity and training me at work.”
Miranda MP Eleni Petinos congratulated Mr Jory on his success.
The championships, which are held every two years and involve about 500 competitors in 60 trades and skills, were held over three days from June 2-4 at the International Convention Centre in Melbourne.
The competition aims to find the best young apprentices, trainees, tradespeople and VET graduates in the country by testing them with set tasks, strict judging criteria and a race against the clock.
NSW led the tally, taking gold medals in 21 of the 50 competition categories.