Matthew Barratt has won a Bronze Medal at the National WorldSkills Bricklaying Competition in Sydney. This is a major event held every two years for apprentices from all States representing 50 apprenticeship categories.
In bricklaying, 13 apprentices fought it out in a very competitive event over three days at the Homebush Olympic site.
The apprentices were required to build two detailed and complex brick projects against the clock. Matthew came third in a very close result from a high quality field. The winner was Todd Richards representing Central Queensland with Alan Ramsden representing Perth North coming in second.
Matthew also came a close second in the ABBTF “Gun Trowel” speed test where all competitors were required to build a four brick pier in 20 minutes.