In pictures: Worldskills competition puts IT students to the test

Students shine in ‘real world’ tests using SUSE Linux 10.2 and VMware Server.

  • Left to right: Hoshedar Kharas (Blacktown College); Blake Warton (The Hills College); Roy Simohartono (Blacktown College); and Jesty Salvatierra (Mount Druitt College)

  • VMware system engineers Reid Purvis and Dennis Lao judged the event.

  • The competition was designed to test the competitors’ skills and abilities in the key areas of PC support and network maintenance in a ‘real world’ business environment. Pictured: Blacktown College's Alex Patsouris, who won the silver medal at the event.

  • The competition focused on students building complete IT systems including setting up hardware, installing operating systems and applications, and documenting and troubleshooting the infrastructure.

    Pictured: VMware's Reid Purvis

  • From left to right: Nathan Turnbridge; Hoshedar Kharas; Malcolm Stone; Blake Warton; Ryan Hook; Michael Ohlsen; Jesty Salvatierra; Alek Patsouris; Roy Simohartono; Mawan Kharoufeh; Trevor Haskins; Geethani Nair; Brian Simmons; John Kurniadi; Ross Dallinger. Front: Lachlan Holmes

  • The [[xref:|Worldskills Australia regional competition | Worldskills Australia]] in PC and Network Support took place at the Mount Druitt College, TAFE NSW Western Sydney Institute last week.

    Pictured: John Kurniadi, a teacher at Mount Druitt College

  • Roy Simohartono (Blacktown College); Dennis Lao (VMware)

  • This is the first year that VMware has been involved with the Worldskills competition.

    Pictured: Nathan Turnbridge from Mount Druitt College

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