Tyson Johnstone used his bricklaying skills to build this artistic wall.
Tyson Johnstone used his bricklaying skills to build this artistic wall.

Boyne brickie shows off fancy skills for competition

BOYNE Island teen Tyson Johnstone one day wants to own a business and build his home.

The qualified bricklayer completed as many projects as possible during his apprenticeship, which helped him in bricklaying competitions.

Tyson was second in the regional WorldSkills competition and has competed in several others.

And now it's time for other apprentices and trainees to show off their skills.

"Our team won the event, which involved a lot of complicated brickwork challenges, which I really enjoyed."

"Winning meant we ended the 22-year NSW reign at the competition," Tyson said.

The 19-year-old finished his apprenticeship with Bettiens Bricklaying Pty Ltd last year.

He now plans to get a builder's licence so he can build his own home.

To apply for this year's WorldSkills competition click here or email central QLD@worldskills.org.au.



Jealous woman attempted to gouge out man's eye

Jealous woman attempted to gouge out man's eye

She also set her victim's hair on fire with a lighter.

Your guide to the region's Anzac Day services and marches

Your guide to the region's Anzac Day services and marches

Where and when you can commemorate Anzac Day.

86 jobs in the Gladstone region you can apply for right now

86 jobs in the Gladstone region you can apply for right now

Cr Cindi Bush has compiled a list of job opportunities.

Local Partners