TAFE Queensland is set to hold a WorldSkills competition at their Toowoomba campus, with the intention of unearthing the next generation of outstanding hairdressers. From providing a clean work environment and communicating with a salon team to colouring and creating hair designs, local hairdressing students will have their skills put to the test. Winners of the regional WorldSkills Hairdressing Competition may further be invited to take part in the country’s biggest skills excellence competition, the WorldSkills Australia National Championships which will take place in 2020.

Competition organiser and volunteer Leeana Youngman said the WorldSkills competition provides apprentices, trainees and students with a practical way to test their skills and knowledge against their peers. “These competitions develop young people’s confidence and will really help their job prospects, and we look forward to seeing the talent that our local competitors have.” Youngman said.

Competitions like this aim to give upcoming tradespeople a chance to shine. WorldSkills Australia CEO Brett Judd said, “We have been committed to empowering excellence in young Australians since 1981 and competitions continue to identify and celebrate outstanding young apprentices and trainees. Through our national program of skills competitions, WorldSkills creates life-changing opportunities, by promoting a skills-based culture and showcasing vocational training”.

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