Newman Senior Technical College continued its outstanding reputation in VET school competition at the recent WorldSkills Skillshow competition.

Held on June 4 to 6 at the International Convention Centre (ICC) in Darling Harbour, four of the school’s students competed in different categories.

Jye Geronimi (gold in electrotechnology), Lachlan Waser (silver in automotive), Jade Clarke (silver in information technology) and Connor Moore (finalist in hospitality food and beverage) performed admirably.

The students admitted to being blown away by the size of the event.

“It was bigger than I thought but I’m happy with how I went. It was great meeting so many new people from all the different trades,” Lachlan said.

“Meeting so many new people was awesome. It was more surprising than anything,” Jade added.

“The competition was easier than the training and I’m really satisfied with how I competed.”

The event included the National WorldSkills Championships and drew competitors from each state.

This biennial event marked the conclusion of this cycle of competitions which began early in 2017.

Newman College principal Stephen Pares attended the three day the competition, as did more than 75 students and staff from Newman and the St Agnes’ Parish secondary schools.

“I am extremely proud of our students and staff who attended this year,” Mr Pares said.

“I congratulate not only, the competitors but also the Newman, St Joseph’s Regional and MacKillop College students who visited, and all of the staff who were involved in making this event the success that it is.”

Newman’s Leader of VET Curriculum and teacher, Tom Moriarty, has championed this cause for many years and Mr Pares was thankful for his efforts.

“He has helped this College become one of the most successful VET in school competitors at this event,” he said.

In the open category, four former Newman students competed to take home three medals and a finalist crown.

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