On Monday the 29th of August Naracoorte High School Hosted the first of the Regional World skills competition in VETiS Carpentry for South Australia!
The WorldSkills Australia Vocational Education and Training in Schools (VETiS) program is a series of work-simulated projects based on industry standard frameworks which are designed and administered by practising teachers and industry professionals.
The VETiS Carpentry Competition is designed to evaluate the Competitors ability to perform a range of construction elements, as well as planning interpretation, drawing, material costing and WH&S.
Over 30 students participate in a FIP (Flexible Industry Pathway) in Construction, and 9 were invited to compete in the VETiS Carpentry competition. We were fortunate that Anthony Chapman and Max Midwinter were both selected to compete as well as Eli Keen from Kangaroo Inn Area School, who studies his FIP at Naracoorte High.
The day included representatives from Naracoorte High, Grant High, Mount Gambier High, Millicent High, and Kangaroo Inn Area School.
The competitors started the day with a drawing exercise, having to plan and prepare their practical tasks for the day. This was followed by a full-on day of competition under the watchful eye of three judges who spent the day circulating and keeping a close eye on proceedings.
The students competed against each other from 8.30am until 4.30pm when parents and siblings were invited to attend the medal presentation ceremony. All students performed admirably in a high stress day, with them building a sawhorse throughout the day.
Congratulations to the winner Max Midwinter who now awaits the outcome of the other Regional Competitions to see if he has the honour of representing South Australia at the National competition in the future.