Young Superstars to Compete at Australia’s Ultimate Skills Showdown

Prysmian Australia and New Zealand is proud to be a supporting partner at the WorldSkills competition.

The nation’s best young trade apprentices, trainees and students will soon compete at Australia’s largest trades and skills showcase: The 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne. Categories include: automotive, client, computing, hospitality, engineering and electrical services.

The National Competition will be held from Thursday, 6 to Saturday, 8 October at Melbourne Showgrounds. Now in its 18th year, the National Competition is supported by the Victorian Government which is investing heavily in training and TAFE in Victoria. This year’s event will feature:

  • Over 500 competitors aged 16-24 years representing 60 skills
  • Training providers and industry leading organisations exhibiting at a dedicated careers expo
  • Fun, hands-on Try’aSkill activities to engage people of all ages

With over 20,000 spectators expected to attend including several school groups considering their career options, the scale of this year’s National Competition will be significant. Around 300 Judges, 100 Volunteers and $10million worth of materials and equipment will make the competition possible. The competitors will take over 25,000sqm of floor space – roughly the size of the Melbourne Cricket Ground – and utilise an impressive number of resources including 8 tonnes of steel, 10km of cabling, 80 mannequin heads, over 600kg of flour and close to 3,250 stems of flowers and foliage.

As one of the few local manufacturers left in the industry, the partnership is in alignment with Prysmian’s ongoing commitment to support local growth and the development of local talent and skills.

We will be making available the cable used for the competition as well as have representatives on site during competition day. This will provide competitors with access to Prysmian’s resources and give them support and insight to help accelerate their growth.

For more information about the 2016 WorldSkills Australia National Competition, Melbourne, visit: