CQUNIVERSITY is set to become skills central from August this year, when it hosts the next round of the WorldSkills Australia Regional Competition for the first time.
Young vocational apprentices, trainees and tradespeople from across Central Queensland are invited to compete in the huge contest, with nearly 50 vocational skills categories available.
The categories range from automotive, beauty and cookery, to landscaping, restaurant service and welding.
WorldSkills Australia is open to all vocational tradespeople aged 23 and under, with the top three competitors in each category going through to the national final in 2016.
The winner will represent Australia internationally as a Skillaroo in Abu Dhabi in 2017.
CQUniversity's Dr Greg McMillan said the partnership was a great opportunity to showcase young vocational talent.
"We know there's a huge amount of talent across our region's workshops, salons, kitchens, industry sites, retailers and businesses, and we're looking forward to our competitors proving that when regional competitions kick off in August," he said.
If you're in a trade and aged 23 and under, head to worldskills.org.au/regions and follow the link to register your interest by Friday, July 24.