Karratha lecturer selected to judge at Worldskills

Alicia PereraPilbara News
North Regional TAFE fitting and machining lecturer Reme Pereira (centre) with apprentices Lachlan Fry, Alex McCarthy, Ben Mills, Brent Hamilton, Andrew Innes, Hayden Wynne, Dylan Lowe and Cain Bathurst.
Camera IconNorth Regional TAFE fitting and machining lecturer Reme Pereira (centre) with apprentices Lachlan Fry, Alex McCarthy, Ben Mills, Brent Hamilton, Andrew Innes, Hayden Wynne, Dylan Lowe and Cain Bathurst. Credit: North Regional TAFE

A Karratha-based lecturer from North Regional TAFE has been chosen to be a judge at Australia’s biggest vocational education and training competition for a second time.

Pilbara Institute fitting and machining lecturer Reme Pereira will travel to Sydney in June to serve as one of four judges in the fitting category of the WorldSkills national championships.

It is the second time he has been selected for the honour, having previously been a judge at the 2016 national tournament.

Mr Pereira said he was looking forward to seeing quality work from this year’s competitors.

“I feel privileged to be a part of it — it is a great thing to see all of the competitors coming forward and giving it their best shot,” he said.

Another Pilbara representative — South Hedland fitting and machining apprentice Cain Bathurst, 18 — has been selected to be a competitor at the national championships in the fitting cate-gory.

Mr Pereira has been mentor-ing Mr Bathurst in the lead-up to the competition. He said Mr Bathhurst was a strong candidate.

“Cain has excellent attention to detail, which was clearly demonstrated in the planning and execution of his project during the regional competition,” he said.

“I am confident in his abilities and quality of workmanship, and believe he will do well in the competition.”

WorldSkills is a major trade skills contest for apprentices and high school students which is held every other year at a regional, national and international level.

The championships will be held from June 2-4 at Sydney’s International Convention Centre.

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