VET trio’s skills to be tested

THREE local students will compete in Perth next month in the national WorldSkills competition. 

Challenging: WorldSkills competitors Lucas Hammond, Samantha Lees and Zak Biggin.

Challenging: WorldSkills competitors Lucas Hammond, Samantha Lees and Zak Biggin.

Samantha Lees, of Ballarat Clarendon College; Lucas Hammond, of  Phoenix P-12 Community College; and Zak Biggin, of  Beaufort Secondary College, will compete at the event. 

The three-day event will showcase the skills of Australia’s best trainees,

apprentices and students. Highlands LLEN VETiS Cluster co-ordinator Stacey Gill said the VET programs appealed to a wide range of students. 

“Not all students want to go to university. This way they can get their pre-apprenticeship while still studying their secondary schooling.”

Ms Lees said the trio would depart on September 17.

“I just thought it would be a great experience to show off some of the skills I have,” she said.

 “I love doing agriculture. 

“I have a passion for it and wanted to excel.”

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