Apprentice plumber Dylan Di Martino took his skills to the world stage and proved he is one of the world’s best young apprentices, winning a bronze medal at the International WorldSkills championships in Brazil, an event somewhere between Masterchef and the Olympics.
"The WorldSkills in Brazil was a very tough competition. I was competing against 27 other plumbing apprentices from around the world who represented the best of the best.
I had to do a lot of the activities any plumber would do during the three-day competition. We were placed in work stations with the other competitors similar to a Masterchef setting.
VU played a major role in making me a world champion. One of my teachers, Jeff Crole was very supportive and encouraged me to enter. I thought he was dreaming when he said I had a good chance of going far, because I had no idea I would go as far as I did. I thought I had nothing to lose by going in. I didn’t really train for the nationals where I won gold and the right to represent Australia. No one could believe it but that just shows the skill level and quality of the training I got at VU.
I want to remain connected to WorldSkills either as a judge or maybe a trainer for future competitors. VU was good to me and I want to give something back."
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