FOURTH year apprentice Jordan Lueth is someone any employer would love to have working for them.
A metal fabricator at Haynes Engineering, the 20-year-old recently took out the top spot in his category at the World Skills Australia 2013 Regional Competitions.
Competing against nine others from across the SE, Jordan was given a picture with dimensions which he had half an hour to draw to scale with the correct cutting measurements.
He then had seven hours to put his skills to the test, following the plans he had drawn himself to complete the project and make a three-dimensional version.
Humble about his achievements, Jordan said he believed he did well because it was something he enjoyed doing.
"It's hands-on and I get a fair bit of satisfaction out of it. There is a good variety of work. I just enjoy it."
In 2014 Jordan will head to Perth to compete in the next stage - the World Skills Australia National Competitions.
Haynes Engineering's Chris Haynes said he was extremely proud of Jordan.
"The world is his oyster now. This is a really really big thing for him.
"It's the peak of our trade - it's all we've got in this industry."
Describing Jordan as a "brilliant" worker who had a lot of initiative, Mr Haynes said it was great to have been part of his training and development and to see him apply everything he has learnt.
"He's had good teachers in Damian Farrer - the right-hand man here, a tradesman for 26 years - and I guess myself.
"It makes us proud that we taught him and that we're doing something right. From day dot he has been great."
Jordan applied for the competition through TAFE SA and Business SA and was announced the winner at a presentation evening in Mount Gambier.