Local impresses in national competition

Olivia Spagnolo is excelling as a young hairdresser in training.

Olivia Spagnolo is excelling as a young hairdresser in training.

Ballarat High School student Olivia Spagnolo has placed third in the Vet in Schools (VETiS) hairdressing section of this year’s WorldSkills Australia national competition.

Olivia is completing a VETiS Certificate II in hairdressing as through her education and attends classes at the ICP Hair Academy weekly to learn the basic skills for the trade.

ICP Hair Academy program co-ordinator Janine Lamb praised her for her efforts.

“It is fantastic for the Ballarat region to have an award winning representative from our area and well done to Olivia for all her practice and effort in the lead up to the competition,” Ms Lamb said.

“It is encouraging for the hairdressing industry in Ballarat to have motivated young people getting involved and excelling in trade competitions.”

The WorldSkills Australia championships were held at the Melbourne Showgrounds.