Apprentices, trainees and students from around the nation will showcase their talents at the highly anticipated 2021 WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show, with the event moving to accommodate travel restrictions by introducing satellite sites around the country.
The competition’s format has been adapted to ensure the hotly anticipated event goes ahead, with the championships originally set to bring apprentices, trainees and students from every state to WA from the 26th – 28th of August.
Competitors from states such as New South Wales, Victoria and Queensland will now be able to participate from their home state, competing in a series of exciting challenges for a chance to win gold, silver or bronze and become Australia’s national champion in their chosen skill.
In addition to these in-person events and competitions, WorldSkills Australia is also launching WSA Live – a livestreaming and video-on-demand experience that will allow people to immerse themselves in the excitement of competition from their own homes.
Trevor Schwenke, CEO of WorldSkills Australia said: “The decision to incorporate satellite sites into the WorldSkills National Championships and Skills Show was not taken lightly but was made on the most up to date health and travel advice. We worked in collaboration with the Western Australian Government and with their continuing support, we believe we have a model that will still showcase skills excellence across Australia as well as placing the highest priority on the health and safety of our event competitors, volunteers, partners and visitors”.
Gold, silver and bronze medallists from each competition will be announced at the Closing Ceremony, to be held after the event.