Gold medal plumbing

Congratulations to BSSC Alumni Patrick Keating who took on the best plumbers in the country on the weekend to win a gold medal at the 2018 WorldSkills National Championships in Sydney.

Patrick, who did work placement as a plumber while at BSSC, now works at Phoenix Plumbing in East Bendigo and said the competition had helped him expand his skills.

“The WorldSkills event involved time-based challenges with increasingly complex plumbing problems, as well as knowledge-based components,” Patrick said. “It was pretty exciting to be involved in and will open up a lot of opportunities for me.”

Bendigo TAFE chief executive officer Trevor Schwenke said WorldSkills competitions were a good way to build networks and showcase your skills.

“It’s also a platform for the next generation of leaders and innovators, with many young people launching international careers through various scholarships available for top contestants,” he said.