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​Anthony continues to reach for a skilled gold

13 JUNE 2019

Winning gold at the WorldSkills National Championships last June started Anthony Cobb’s journey towards his Australian Skillaroo selection.

The Gladstone Ports Corporation (GPC) Electrical Apprentice was recently invited to compete at the Belt & Road International Skills Competition in China where he achieved sixth place out of 16 competitors.

Participants from 80 countries and regions within the WorldSkills international organisation, and 35 countries from the Belt and Road Initiative (BRI) completed at the two day event which showcased over 18 competition skills.

Anthony, who was selected as a member of the Australian Skillaroo team in April, said intensive training camps and a great support network have assisted in his preparations.

“I’ve been training for over 12 months with support from GPC and the local WorldSkills representatives, all of which have volunteered their time to my preparations,” Anthony said.

“I’ve competed in the Regional, State and National WorldSkills competitions and the Global Skills Challenge recently in Melbourne, where I gained Skillaroo selection.

“The next step is to complete in Russia in August, I’m hoping for a good result for my final competition.”

GPC Acting CEO Craig Walker said Anthony’s hard work and dedication is a credit to his results to date.

“Anthony came away with bronze at the Global Skills Challenge in Melbourne which placed him third in the world for electrical installation,” Mr Walker said.

“We’re so proud of Anthony’s achievements, I’m looking forward to seeing where this journey will take him and I hope that he inspires others to strive for similar successes in their trades.”

GPC wishes Anthony the very best of luck at his next competition and looks forward to sharing his results.

 

Caption: Anthony during competitions at the Belt & Road International Skills Competition in May.

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