Apprentice’s work the gold standard
A humble 18-year-old apprentice from South Hedland has been recognised for his efforts, taking out the top gong at the Work Skills Regional Fitting and Machinery finals.
Cain Bathurst, of Inline Engineering, was the only apprentice from South Hedland to make the finals among nine other northern trade apprentices, and impressed the judges with his friendly nature and outstanding skill set.
North Regional TAFE in Karratha played host to the competition, in which entrants were required to manufacture a bracket assembly, including the creation of all parts.
Training manager Shaun Burgess said Mr Bathurst was awarded the gold medal based on his high level of performance and attention to detail in all fitting skills.
“Cain has always been committed to producing top-quality workmanship, both in his studies at TAFE and in his workplace,” he said.
The international World Skills competition invites people who have completed a trade or apprenticeship to pit their skills against each other to produce the most professional execution of their trade. The silver medal was awarded to Benjamin Mills, of Woodside Energy, Karratha and the bronze medal was awarded to Dylan Lowe, from Rio Tinto Karratha.
Mr Bathurst will compete in the nationals in Sydney next year, for a chance to advance to the world championships in Kazan, Russia in 2019. Three medals will be awarded — gold, silver and bronze — at a ceremony in Perth later this year.
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