Our 2018/19 Financial Year
July to September
Quarter one saw the WorldSkills Australia team add to the momentum of activity after the national championships. We began preparation and training for the 2019 Skills Squad and continued to cultivate a broader audience through key media and education partnerships. We began laying the foundation for all the 2019 competitions and continued to support the development of regional competitions nation-wide.
October to December
In the lead up to the 2019 Global Skills Challenge and the 45th International WorldSkills Championships, we focused on having a presence at a number of significant industry events around the country. This ensured a strong collaboration with industry partners and a consistent platform to promote all the amazing achievements of WorldSkills participants.
January to March
Our focus this quarter was launching the 2019 regional competitions. With 34 different regions, we wanted to make sure convenors, judges, volunteers and competitors felt supported, and that we could deliver a thorough and exhilarating competition for all involved. We continued to participate in a number of industry events and started more detailed preparations for the upcoming Global Skills Challenge (GSC).
April to June
We delivered a successful WorldSkills Global Skills Challenge (GSC) in Melbourne this quarter. The culmination of a yearlong journey for competitors, WorldSkills Experts, their family and friends, the GSC also informed the selection of the 2019 Skillaroos team. The Skillaroos is the team we send to the international competition, which in 2019 will be held in Kazan, Russia. We continued to collaborate with partners, support and grow the WorldSkills community, and prepare for the international championships in Kazan in August.