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Plumbing apprentice one of the world’s best

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."

Courses studied

CPC32413 - Certificate III in Plumbing

CPC40912 - Certificate IV in Plumbing and Service

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