My WorldSkills Journey
What is WorldSkills?
WorldSkills is an international skills competition. It brings together one national representative from each of the 85 countries involved, across 56 different skills.
The competition is held every 2 years in a different host country and can be referred to as the 'Skills Olympics' for those under the age of 22. Only the gold medalist of each county is invited to compete.
My WorldSkills journey started in February 2017 when I became the Silver Medalist for Graphic Design Technology at the WorldSkills South Africa competition. I was placed as the runner-up for the WorldSkills Abu Dhabi competition and underwent personalised training to prepare.
In 2019, I was still young enough to compete and I returned for my shot at the title, again. I won first place and I was awarded the gold medalist and national winner at the WorldSkills South Africa national competition for Graphic Design Technology. I was sponsored specialized training at Keyline Digital Design college in Durban. I underwent personalized and individual training sessions – in print and digital software programs, to prepare me to compete in Russia.
I represented South Africa for Graphic Design Technology at the 45th WorldSkills International competition in Kazan, Russia in August 2019.
Following my involvement with WorldSkills, I am currently the provincial Kwa-Zulu Natal expert for graphic design technology in South Africa where I recruit and prepare competitors for the next national and international competitions.