Natalee Hibbins, a 20-year-old jewellery apprentice in Perth, will represent Australia in the 41st WorldSkills International Competition.
Hibbins won the jewellery category of the Worldskills Australia event in November and is now set to travel to London with 28 other Skillaroos representing 26 different skill categories to compete in the international competition in October.
Hibbins, who is employed at D Soklich & Co Import Export, said she was training hard to win gold at the competition.
“WorldSkills Australia has pushed me towards becoming someone I am proud to be,” she said.
“Professionally I have learnt a lot about the industry and have been introduced to many new business management techniques.
“In the long term, I would like to bring out my own line of jewellery, run my own business and do contracting with other companies.
“I would like to become the best jeweller that I can be.”
The WorldSkills International Competition, often referred to as the ‘Skill Olympics’, will see 900 international competitors from 50 different countries compete against each other for gold.
The event is expected to attract 150,000 spectators over the four exciting days of competition.