JBS Bordertown fitter manages eighth place at WorkSkills event

Terry Sim, October 24, 2022

Lisiate Hull focuses during the WorkSkills machining exercise. Image – Stephen Hull, Facebook.

JBS BORDERTOWN fitter and turner Lisiate Hull has managed an eighth placing in the WorldSkills Competition 2022 Special Edition in industrial mechanics in Canada last week.

Watched by his father, Stephen Hull, engineering manager at Western Australian processor V. & V. Walsh, Lisiate competed against entrants from Japan, Austria, Korea, Switzerland, Chinese Taipei, Leichtenstein, Germany and Canada.

The winner of the event was Japanese entrant Soto Morimoto with 727 points across the competition’s various sections. In second place was Lukas Schwärzler from Austria with 720 points, followed Hyeonsu Lee from Korea with 717 points and Gil Beutler from Switzerland with 716 points.

Lisiate Hull gives a thumbs-up after his WorkSkills electrical wiring exercise. Image – Stephen Hull, Facebook.

Lisiate scored 654 points during the event which covered fabrication and fitting, electrical wiring, machining, condition monitoring and electro pneumatics.

Mr Hull gave a daily description of his son’s efforts during the event on his Facebook page and said he was proud of his son’s efforts against the “amazing” competition from around the world.

“Lisiate, Soana Vaiangina Hull, Maiki Hull and I are so proud of you, I was lucky tobe here to see it, mum couldn’t make it due to delays with a visa but she hasn’t slept all week keeping in touch with as to your progress.

“There are so many people back in Australia and Tonga to name that have supported you through this. Well done,” Mr Hull posted.

The 20 year-old fitter and turner was helped during the competition by his expert Brandon Gillett.

WorldSkills is the world championships of vocational skills and is held every two years in different parts of the world. The national WorldSkills championships is Australia’s biggest vocational education and excellence competition.

Form more information on the WorkSkills results click here.

Lisiate Hull, left, and Brandon Gillett are introduced at the WorkSkills opening ceremony. Image – Stephen Hull, Facebook.


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