The 20-year-old was nominated for NextGen by his employer, System Air, which has offices in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast.

The brand-new, purpose-fit Centre is a unique and important training facility through its simulation and replication of entire systems found in today’s buildings.

The missing link in lifting the profile and attractiveness of our industry is money. We are competing against industries with deep pockets putting us well behind the eight ball.

The current shortage of skilled labour in Australia’s HVACR industry is a critical issue that needs to be addressed as a matter of urgency, according to Dan Tosh, the national marketing manager for Daikin Australia.

Students will also get a post-secondary education that better serves their needs with stronger alignment between the higher education and VET sectors.

WorldSkills Australia are the experts when it comes to recognising excellence, it is an organisation that has built a movement around changing the lives of young people through skills.

The Prime Minister, Scott Morrison, said for many years going to university has been the default expectation imposed on young Australians, but it's not the only path to rewarding and successful employment.

Not only are RAC technicians the highest earners they also topped salary growth with pay rises topping 7.7% since 2016.