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What happened on World Plumbing Day 2017 at PICAC

World Plumbing Day 2017 was held this year on March 10 at the Plumbing Industry Climate Action Centre was once more a successful event enjoyed by more than 250 attendees on the day.

The Industry Forum included presentations from Shayne La Combre, CEO of PICAC and Chair of the World Plumbing Council, Gayle Tierney, Minister for Training and Skills, Kirstin Griese of Community Plumbing Challenge, Earl Setches, Chair of PICAC and the IPSF and PPTEU Secretary,  Anne Barker, Commissioner of the VBA and Josh Wilkins, Founder and CEO of One Voice.

The Plumbing and Sprinkler Fitting Apprentice Skills Competition had 18 competitors (3rd and 4th year apprentices) including four from Queensland working from 6:30am until 2pm.   The standard of work was very high and all competitors showcased high level skill.

The winners on the day were Rowan Morton from the Service Trades College in Queensland for Plumbing and Steven Sawyer from Fire Industry Training in Sprinkler Fitting.

PLUMBING

First name

Last name

Employer

TAFE/ RTO

1st place

Rowan

Morton

Beavis & Bartels

Service Trades College

2nd place

Nicholas

Watson

Janda Plumbing

Chisholm Institute

3rd place

Liam

Lyons

Cri-tech Plumbing

South West Institute of TAFE

SPRINKER FITTING

First name

Last name

Employer

TAFE/ RTO

1st place

Steven

Sawyer

Jetfire Fire Protection

Fire Industry Training

2nd place

Tyler

McAvoy

Geelong Fire Services

Fire Industry Training

3rd place

Andrew

Fabb

Grant Fire

Fire Industry Training

 

  • All six finalists received prize money
  • The two winners received Journeyman Toolkits donated by Reece and Winners Trophies
  • The Plumbing 2nd place received $500 cash prize donated by Rheem
  • The finalists are now eligible to proceed into the 2nd stage of the process to become the PICAC/Australia representative at the United Association’s Apprentice Skills Competition in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

 

The Trade Expo and Luncheon was held in PICAC’s OH&S Training facility on Phoenix Street and this year there were many fun interactive displays for attendees to see.  There was a great atmosphere, particularly with the live stream of the Apprentice Skills Competition so all at the Trade Expo could keep an eye on what was going on.

Click here to see photos from the day!