This year, Metallum was the proud sponsor of the Construction and Steelwork trade for WorldSkills Australia. WorldSkills Australia’s purpose is to identify, demonstrate, promote and grow the excellence of Australia’s skills development.
For the last 40 years, WorldSkills Australia have been conducting skills competitions, allowing young students to benchmark their capability levels against their peers at regional, anational and international levels. Our Welding Supervisor, Mitchell Jackson, competed in the 2018 Nationals, and placed second - a huge achievement! This year, Mitchell was asked to return to the Melbourne National Competition as Deputy Chief Judge. Metallum was proud to support Mitchell and sponsor the Construction and Steelwork trade by donating and laser cutting the materials which were used by the competitors and built the prototype used for the competition itself.
Here at Metallum, we too believe that it is important for young people to build their skill sets and excel in their trades, to become great members of the workforce, who can offer outstanding contributions and essential services to our economy.