Four TAFE NSW students have taken out two gold medals and two silver medals in the Game Design and Development category at the recent WorldSkills competition.
WorldSkills is like the Tradie Olympics which sees over 400 vocational students converge on Darling Harbour for three days with their eye on a coveted gold medal. The championships, are held every two years and involve 60 trades and skills.
Shannon Gallager and Aaron Hayman both took out Gold, and Emmanuel Vaccaro and Reese Portelli both took out Silver.
Shannon and Aaron’s gold medal wins have secured them a place on the Australian Skillaroos team, where they will compete with the world’s best at the 45th WorldSkills International Competition finals to be held in Russia in 2019.
Shannon Gallagher said “It’s a huge honour to have participated in the WorldSkills Australia 2018 National Championships. I hope this opportunity will allow me to showcase how vocational training can lead to successful employment and career opportunities. I hope the whole country gets behind Team Australia for WorldSkills 2019 like they do our sporting teams.”
TAFE NSW Regional General Manager, Alison Wood said; “WorldSkills competitions provide TAFE NSW students with amazing, and potentially life-changing, learning opportunities.”
Games Design and Development Semester two courses are available for enrolment now on the TAFE NSW website.