Central’s Tayron Scagnetti has achieved a quite remarkable feat. The Certificate III Jewellery Manufacture apprentice has just won a silver medal at the WorldSkills Championships in Leipzig, Germany.
WorldSkills is essentially the Skill Olympics for young people involved in vocational education and training. The competition is for youth from 17 to 22 years of age who demonstrate their excellence in a great range of professions.
In an intense four day competition Tayron beat the best in the world to take out silver honours for the complete production of a silver pendant.
The 42nd WorldSkills Competition was held in the Liepziger Messe Samsung Arena in Leipzig, Germany.
The showcase of skills brought together the finest young professionals in skilled trades and technologies from 52 Member countries. There were approximately 1,000 competitors in all vying for honours in 46 separate skills.
Central’s jewellery lecturer Peter Keep was extremely proud to mentor Tayron right up to the competition.
“I am extremely impressed with his dedication and eye for detail. He is always so keen to learn, full of self-belief and thoroughly deserves his success,” said Peter.
“The Jewellery Manufacture course Tayron is completing involves extremely intense, technical training. Having one of our students recognised as world class is testament to the quality of the training we have established here.”