South West Institute of Technology students

International hospitality students from the South West Institute of Technology have been a standout success at the WorldSkills Australia Regional competition​.

Isabelle Edmondson from the United Kingdom, Federico Mercoli from Italy, and Bianca Edwards from South Africa won gold, silver and bronze medals for restaurant services in hospitality.

The students may be selected to represent Western Australia at the WorldSkills Competition being held in Melbourne in 2016.

WorldSkills Australia is the biggest and most prestigious skills competition in Australia, celebrating Vocational Education and Training and promoting Trades as a first choice career option.

One of the aims of the WorldSkills competition is to inspire young people to showcase their trade and skill talents.

The medals will be presented to students by the Western Australian Training and Workforce Development Minister Liza Harvey.

South West Institute hospitality lecturer Johnese Mullen was thrilled with the students’ results.

WorldSkills Australia said there has been a jump in the number of regional competitors this year so it is exciting to see South West Institute students performing so well at this level,” She said.

“I know the students have worked really hard to stand out in what is an extremely tough competition. We are very proud of these students.”

“My congratulations must also go to the South West Institute lecturers for the support they provide to the students, especially in the lead-up to the competition.”

The 2015 WorldSkills Australia Regional Competitions have been running since March and hundreds of young hopefuls from across Australia have showcased their skills and expertise.

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