Jake of all trades ready to plaster the competition

27 August 2023|Community News| Off Comments off on Jake of all trades ready to plaster the competition|

Collinsvale local Jake Browne is preparing to showcase his plastering prowess at the Worldskills Australia National Championship in Melbourne.

The competition features some of the premier vocational talent in the country competing in more than 60 skills competitions.

Jake was inspired to enter the plastering trade by his older brother and the two of them now work for the same company.

“Five years ago I wasn’t happy at work so my brother took me under his wing and convinced his boss to hire me,” Jake said.

“I love working with my brother. He has pushed me hard to improve and I think that’s why I’m at the point where I can compete in a competition like WorldSkills.”

Despite not participating in a regional skills event, Jake was directly called to compete at the national level and has utilised all his available time to prepare.

“Heading straight into the national competition is scary, but I’m excited to show the judges what I can do,” he said.

“I have been using the time when I go into TAFE to really show off the skills that I have learnt on the job site.

“I plan on going into TAFE on weekends and throughout the week leading up to the nationals to try and perfect the criteria I’ll be getting marked on.“

Jake said the event was a chance to demonstrate his skills and show his young daughter what can be achieved by finding something you love and working hard.

“My daughter is my greatest source of inspiration and I hope this event serves as motivation for her to embrace her full potential,” he said.

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