Posted by LNA Master Landscapers Association
on 19 August 2016
Jordan Cahill of Avalon, a landscaping student of Ryde School of Horticulture, is set to compete for a national title gold medal at the WorldSkills Australia national competition in October this year.
Jordan, together with teammate Chris Roberts, will travel to Melbourne for the national titles after winning their regional event, a task that involved designing and implementing a landscape design for a layout of two square meters. The design included elements of turf, decking and paving but Jordan expects that the national competition will give the competitors a larger space, about three times the size, in which to display their skills.
The WorldSkills events rate tradespeople on not only their design skills but their implementation skills such as accuracy in measurement, as well as workplace ethics including safety and cleanliness on site.
The winner of the national title is given the opportunity to compete at what is considered 'the trade Olympics', The International WorldSkills event in Abu Dhabi next year.
Jordan is extremely excited about the opportunity to compete at the higher level competition but needs to raise around $2000 to cover the expenses of the trip to Melbourne. If you would like to help fund this promising new apprentice you can click here to pledge your support.
This story is yet another example of the many benefits of hiring and supporting apprentices to enter our rewarding industry; Jordan is also an apprentice working for one of our own LNA Members, The Gardenmakers, of which David Bambridge is a Director. Jordan has grown to become an asset to the business and a highly regarded member of the team at Gardenmakers.
We wish Jordan and Chris the best of luck in the upcoming competition and are always pleased to see such magnificent skills in our local apprentices.
To read more about WorldSkills you can visit their website by clicking here, or you can visit the WorldSkills Australia site by clicking here.