World Plumbing Day is celebrated globally each year on March 11 to celebrate the importance of plumbing and plumbers for the collective health and safety of modern society.
The Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre (PICAC) will host its annual Apprentice Skills Contest on Friday 8 March 2019 at PICAC, 6/308 Albert St Brunswick, Victoria.
The Apprentice Skills Contest is a competition that involves 10 apprentice plumbers and 6 apprentice sprinkler fitters given a timed project to complete. The contestants are judged on a variety of criterion such as precision, diligence, skillfulness and attitude.
The contest begins at 6:00 am and concludes with an Awards presentation at 2:30 pm.
Third year, fourth year and recently qualified apprentices (within the last six months) can apply. Fourth and recently qualified apprentices will be given preference over third year, but third years are still encouraged to apply.
The contest not only provides apprentices with an opportunity to showcase their skills and knowledge, but also promotes the importance of high quality training within the industry.
Not only do the contest finalists win some great prizes supplied by Reece and other sponsors but also have the opportunity to be selected for an all-expense paid trip to Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA to compete in the United Association International Apprentice Contest held in August.
Send an expression of interest to email@example.com or call 03 9356 8907
Applications close on Wednesday 20 February 2019.
Luke Pettenon (left) and Ryan Cox (right) both won their categories at the World Plumbing Day Apprentice Skills Contest 2018.
Afterwards they were selected to represent PICAC and Australia at the UA International Apprentice Skills Contest in Ann Arbor Michigan.
Ryan Cox shared some of his experience with PICAC.
“Everyone knows who you are, because you have to wear the double-denim uniform. Everyone stopped to say, “congratulations, you’re the apprentices this year, you’re the best for making it to where you are and it doesn’t matter if you win or lose, you’ve already won”. Wow, we were even stopped daily by people who didn’t know any of us personally, but they stopped to say congratulations…it was amazing.”
If you would like the chance to compete at the UA International Skills Contest then APPLY TODAY.