South West College (SWC) apprentices were among the UK’s most talented young tradeswomen and tradesmen and skilled professional at last weekend’s climax of WorldSkills UK in Birmingham.
Simon Rohal and Adam Campbell earned silver and bronze, respectively in the Automotive Technology competition and Michael Bell was highly commended. Hadewych Wilds was also highly commended in the Health and Social Care competition, while Conrad Keenan won bronze in the Plastering and Drywall Systems category and Leonard Keown took home silver in the Plumbing category.
SWC apprentices were among the 500 competitors to battle it out in 70 different disciplines, in a bid to be the best in the UK and this year SWC ranked 7th place in WorldSkills UK.
Congratulating all the students on their success at this year’s WorldSkills UK, Ciaran McManus, Head of Industry and Training at South West College said:
“Our students’ success is a testament to the quality of teaching and learning at the college. We are extremely proud of both the staff and students and their commitment to representing themselves and South West College at a national level in such a wide variety of areas.”
The biggest and best interactive national skills experience of all time – WorldSkills UK LIVE – drew to a close at the NEC, Birmingham on Saturday (November 17th). More than 85,000 people, virtually the capacity of Wembley Stadium, pre-registered for the three-day skills fest - an all-time record. The Show brought together young people and their parents who took the opportunity of meeting some of the country’s biggest businesses and explore the options of taking technical pathways to the world of work.