The biennial Golden Trowel Competition is Australia’s only team blocklaying competition to encourage excellence among apprentices while recognising the valuable skills of young people in a skill-shortage trade. The best blocklaying apprentices from around Australia gather to compete for the coveted Golden Trowel in an intensive two-day event.
Since its inception in 1993, the event is renowned for producing outstanding young blocklayers who have gone on to win other industry awards and establish a successful career in the industry.
The 22nd Golden Trowel Award competition was held at Wollongong TAFE from 11 to 13 October 2015, with the team from North Coast TAFE – Coffs Harbour Campus winning the award.
Team Mr Paul Venn led the winning team with apprentices Michael Bonar and Jacob Wade. A great competition with truly outstanding craftsmanship from the most talented masonry apprentices across Australia. Well done to all the teams!
The next Golden Trowel Competition will be held in 2017.