Young woodworker on top of the world

Daryna ZadvirnaNarrogin Observer
Dylan Rader won gold for cabinet making.
Camera IconDylan Rader won gold for cabinet making.

A former WA College of Agriculture Narrogin student has claimed gold at a WorldSkills regional competition.

Dylan Rader, pictured, was awarded a gold medal in cabinet-making at the WorldSkills Vocational Education and Training in Schools competition held at South Regional TAFE Bunbury Campus.

Since graduating from WA College of Agriculture Narrogin in 2016, Mr Rader has been working at the Boranup Gallery.

He said the skills he learnt at the college went a long way to helping him get the gold medal and secure work.

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“It’s basically where I got my passion to do woodwork,” he said.

“I probably wouldn’t have got the job I have or be where I am if I hadn’t got my knowledge from there.” Mr Rader said the medal meant a lot to him.

“Well, it hasn’t fully hit me yet but I do feel quite proud because I put a lot of passion into my work and now it’s paid off,” he said.

“I put a lot of detail into things I do and I won’t let anything go past me if I’m not happy with it.”

All medallists were invited to a ceremony in Perth on November 22 to be presented with their medals.

The winners of the regional competition also get the chance to compete in the 2020 WorldSkills Australia National Championships.

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