Hunter welder Dylan Bolch to represent Australia in 44th WorldSkills International competition

Bright: Dylan Bolch will represent Australia in WorldSkills International, which will see participants from 77 countries compete across 51 skills. Picture: Marina Neil
Bright: Dylan Bolch will represent Australia in WorldSkills International, which will see participants from 77 countries compete across 51 skills. Picture: Marina Neil

HUNTER boilermaker Dylan Bolch has been selected in an elite national team of tradespeople, which will strive to prove its prowess against global counterparts in the 44th WorldSkills International competition.

WorldSkills Australia’s team of 18 Skillaroos will travel to Abu Dhabi in October to compete for the title of world champion across trades including bricklaying, patisserie and confectionery, heavy vehicle mechanics, hairdressing, landscape gardening, carpentry and wall and floor tiling.

Dylan, 22, who studied at TAFE NSW Tighes Hill campus and now works for Macquarie Manufacturing in Rathmines, will represent the country in welding.

WorldSkills Australia CEO Brett Judd praised Dylan’s arduous training regime.

“Dylan has consistently shown the dedication, commitment and excellence we require of our Skillaroos,” Mr Judd said.

“These young people are excelling in their fields and being rewarded with international experience and opportunities.”