ARARAT- The University of Ballarat is renowned throughout the nation for its strong commitment to vocational training and apprentice programs.
The University's Building and Construction Training Centre in Ballarat - and now the new Manufacturing Technology Training Centre - are leading the way in providing training for students in the region and Western Victoria in general.
Its performance also can be measured by its success in recent WorldSkills Games internationally.
This year the Industry Skills Centre Automotive teaching teams mentored and trained Tim Taylor to success with a gold medal in automotive technology at the 2013 International WorldSkills Competition in Leipzig, Germany.
The competition, now in its 42nd year, had 31 Australian representatives making up the Skillaroos.
This gold medal is a reflection of Tim Taylor's hard work and dedication and the Industry Skills Centre's training innovation and excellence.
"Tim Taylor's victory is testimony to the high-quality education provided by our TAFE programs at the University of Ballarat," Barry Wright, executive director of the University's Industry Skills Centre, said.
"Our many programs include bricklaying, plumbing, carpentry, automotive, engineering, hair dressing and beauty, horticulture, agriculture, wool, building surveying, electro-technology, architectural technologies, painting and decorating, joinery, food processing, bakery and cookery."