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Michael stitches up category at National Skills Championships

Apprentices, trainees and students from all over Queensland will showcase their talents and represent their industries at the 2021 WorldSkills Australia National Championships and Skills Show from August 26 to 28.

The competition includes a series of challenges giving competitors the chance to win gold, silver or bronze and become Australia's national champion in their chosen skill.

Industries set to be represented at the show include transport and logistics, construction and building, metals and engineering, hospitality and social services, digital and information technology, creative arts and fashion, and more.

Brisbane entrant Michael Shin who studied an Advanced Diploma of Applied Fashion and Design and Merchandising (MST60116), is thrilled to be competing in the championships and representing an industry he loves.

"I am excited and I trust the skills TAFE Queensland taught me to be part of this year's WorldSkills competition," Mr Shin said.

With a strong creative side and a lifelong love of fashion design, Mr Shin will compete in the fashion category.

"I enjoyed studying with TAFE Queensland because my teachers were so inspiring and supportive, and the training they gave me was a blessing," he continued.

"When I started, I had no real technical skills, and now I'll be showing off my ability on a state level, and I'm so proud of that."

After graduating from TAFE Queensland in 2019, Mr Shin began working as a pattern maker while furthering his education at university, with a long-term career goal of one day working in an international fashion house.

"The thing I enjoyed most about studying with TAFE Queensland was the hands-on learning in incredible facilities. Every day offered new and exciting projects that I could draw, pattern make and sew for," explained Mr Shin.

Mr Shin is ready for the WorldSkills competition with a determined attitude and mindset, backed by the hands-on and theoretical training he received from his TAFE Queensland teachers.

"My teachers and my family have been my biggest supporters during my training. I want to repay their faith in me, and I can't wait to begin," Mr Shin said.

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