SWC will see eight students compete in November’s finals, including: Ryan Cullen, a Dungannon campus Light Vehicle Technology apprentice employed with AL Services, will proudly represent SWC in the Automotive Technology National finals. He will be joined by Rebecca Stewart, a first year Professional Cookery student at Dungannon campus, who will compete in the WorldSkills UK Culinary Arts Finals.
Joining them are Dungannon campus students, Karol Czapek, who is pursuing a BEng (Hons) in Engineering and employed with CDE Cookstown, and Jack Campbell, a Higher-Level Apprentice (HLA) studying a BEng (Hons) in Engineering and employed at Warrenpoint Board. They will be showcasing their exceptional skills in the WorldSkills UK Automation finals alongside Kim Hunter and Teagan Dorman, who are both second-year Level 3 gold engineering apprentices. Kim Hunter is employed at Greiner Packaging, while Teagan Dorman is employed at Mallaghan Engineering.
Completing the impressive lineup is Joseph Hagan, an Omagh campus Plumbing apprentice employed by RGH Mechanical, and David Bateman Smith, an Enniskillen Technology and Skills Centre Plumbing apprentice employed by Ashley Farland. Both individuals will display their talents in the WorldSkills UK Plumbing Finals.
The winners will be announced during a splendid awards ceremony on Friday, 17th November at the Bridgewater Hall. Additionally, finalists from this year's National Finals may receive an invitation to join the WorldSkills UK International Development Programme for the esteemed WorldSkills Competition in 2026.