The best craftsmanship was what judges were looking for in the Industrial Technology and Design Senior Project Display and judging held recently.

17 projects from six classes in Furnishings and Engineering Skills made the Finals and were assessed on presentation, the number of steps and useability.

Industry judges from A Man’s Toyshop, and the Manufacturing Hub were offered intricate welding and metal work evident in a gun safe, tool box and fire pits to fine finishes on bars, cabinets, and a day bed, the culmination of a student’s work from concept, through to design, costing and finished product.

Academic Dean of Information Design and Technology Mr John Acworth said the six classes produced great work worthy of an exhibition.

“We wanted to showcase the best of the best and put it to the industry test inviting industry judges to critique the work” he said.

“The judges were blown away with the variety and scale of the projects.  They were very impressed,” he said.

Prize winners for Furnishings were as follows:

First Place Darcy Keitley – Gun Case

Highly commended were Patrick Connor – Cabinet and Will McGowran – Bar

Prize winners in Engineering Skills were:

First Place Lachlan O’Grady – Ute Tool Box

Highly commended were Darcy Keitley – Gun Safe and Alex Burkhardt – Fire Pit

“Our students really enjoyed this project as they drove it from concept through to the finished product. We’re very confident in their work and know they will go on and create many great pieces in the future,”

“Several of our students have also secured apprenticeships and this project will serve to increase their confidence in themselves and the skills they’ve been taught,” he said.

The Display attracted attention from students and leadership alike with special visitors form All Industries appreciating the scope and detail of students’ work with Pathways Officer Charlene McKenzie.