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Jyothi Forman wins gold at Worldskills Oceania

27 Apr 2015

Congratulations to Jyothi Forman, graduate of Melbourne Polytechnic’s  Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture course, who won gold in the Worldskills Oceania Competition in New Zealand last week.

The Worldskills competition is a platform for showcasing a range of trades and skills through a number of levels of competition. Worldskills Australia coordinates regional and national competitions to select the final ‘Skillaroo’ team to compete at the international Worldskills finals, which are being held this year in Brazil.

Jyothi, an apprentice at Georgie’s Fine Jewellery in Narooma, New South Wales, has worked hard to get this far, winning gold in the regional competition in 2013, then gold again in the national finals in 2014.

Andrew Rose, one of Jyothi’s teachers at Melbourne Polytechnic, is not surprised she’s doing so well. 

“Her approach to the training is exemplary,” said Andrew. “She’s very focused and takes the training very seriously. We are very optimistic about her chances of making the Skillaroo team for the international competition, where the best of the best will meet.”

The Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture has long been a breeding ground for successful Worldskills competitors, and two of the teachers, including Andrew, also competed at the international level.

“Our most recent other Worldskills success story was Joel Drew, a student who won silver in 2009 in the international competition held in Japan,” said Andrew.  “We’re very proud of the dedication and quality these students demonstrate, and we’re grateful to their employers for supporting them in their aspirations.”

The final Worldskills Australia Skillaroo team will be announced on Monday 11 May.

For more information about Melbourne Polytechnic’s Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture, visit our website.

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