• Aussie tiler heading to compete in Abu Dhabi

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    Global Skills Challenge

    Brayden Gauci will represent Australia, as part of an elite team of trades people, at the Global Skills Challenge.

    Davco is excited to announce that Brayden Gauci, a tiler from Quakers Hill, has been named by WorldSkills Australia as a member of an elite team of young Australian trades people who will compete against their international counterparts in Abu Dhabi in October 2017.

    The team, known as the Skillaroos, was chosen after a four-day Global Skills Challenge. The challenge saw over 100 participants from 16 countries test their skills in 21 trades in the lead up to the 44th WorldSkills International in Abu Dhabi.

    Brayden Gauci, 19, who was a student at TAFE NSW Macquarie Fields and is employed by Sammut Tiling Innovations in Glenwood, will compete in Wall & Floor Tiling. Brayden has been training towards possible selection to Abu Dhabi since late last year, and has worked closely with mentor, Davco’s Peter Steinweiss. Davco is the Worldskills Australia gold partner in the Wall & Floor tiling category.

    The 44th WorldSkills International Competition to be held in Abu Dhabi, October 14 to 19, will see more than 3000 participants, including Competitors, Experts and Officials, from 77 countries compete in 51 skills. Australia, currently ranked 12th in the world, is aiming to finish in the top 10 in 2017.

    WorldSkills Australia CEO Brett Judd congratulated Brayden on his selection saying it had been based on an arduous training regime, his success at the national WorldSkills competition held in Melbourne late last year and his performance at the Global Skills Challenge.

    Congratulations Brayden! Davco wishes you all the best for the WorldSkills International Competition in October.

    Download: Media Release

    Click on the link below to watch highlights of the Global Skills Challenge https://youtu.be/v4t8Qa9BxYs