REVEALED: Gladstone’s winners at WorldSkills
IT WAS second time lucky for Gladstone Ports Corporation apprentice Jayden Kiss who took home a gold medal from WorldSkills on Thursday night.
He was among more than 80 apprentices who battled it out in competitions at the CQUniversity Rockhampton and Gladstone between September 19-October 10.
The fourth-year diesel fitting apprenticewon the gold medal in the Heavy Vehicle category.
"It was an amazing experience… I was so surprised and excited to take home a gold medal," Mr Kiss said.
"I participated in the competition back in 2017 and since then I have worked hard to develop my skills and experience."
During the competitions participants had to display relevant trade area skills, such as locating a series of faults in electrical panels or vehicles, making a project from steel, in fitting, turning and welding skill sets.
The winners were announced at the presentation night at the Gladstone Ports Corporation Social Club Hall with representatives from CS Energy, NRG, Rio Tinto Yarwun, Gladstone Ports Corporation, Queensland Alumina Limited and Boyne Smelters Limited.Winners Electrical Control Gold: James Holmes, GPC Silver: Jacob Watson, BSL Bronze: Brody Williams, BSL Electrical Installation Gold: Brody Williams, BSL Silver: Jacob Watson, BSL Bronze: Joshua Watson, GPC Fitting: Gold: Nathan Dodds, CS Energy Silver: James Owbridge, GPC Bronze: Mace Bongers, CS Energy Turning: Gold: Mace Bongers, CS Energy Silver: Zhayne Whimbus, BSL Bronze: Aiden Melville, NRG Construction Steelwork: Gold: Danial Dixen, Wynweld Silver: Troy Paithorpe, Leslie Jones Bronze: Coen Savre, Aestec Heavy Vehicle: Gold: Jayden Kiss, GPC Silver: Shawn Ingham, GPC Bronze: Matthew Birmele, Sirus Mining