- Created on Wednesday, 26 September 2012 10:09
Young Carpenters Impress in Skills Competition
Young carpentry students at South Devon College impressed industry representatives and tutors at a recent competition, held at the Vantage Point-based construction department.
Nathan Poulton 18 from South Brent scooped the title ‘South Devon College Young Carpenter of the Year’ along with a £100 voucher for Inter-Line Building Supplies of Paignton.
Second place and a £50 voucher went to James Heathfield 18 from Totnes and, in third place, was Sam Reffold 19 from Brixham who received a selection of hand tools.
The competition recognises and celebrates the skills and achievements of the College’s full time carpentry students.
Participants were judged on practical techniques, levels of knowledge and end product.
Event Organiser and College Trainer Facilitator James King says: “It was a great day for the three learners who were picked from a pool of 44 in our level 2 diploma course.
“They all gave a really good account of themselves and produced an excellent standard of work of which they should be very proud.”
The competition follows two years of full time college training in readiness for the world of work.
The competition was judged by Mike Redant, an experienced self-employed carpenter and joiner from Torbay, and sponsored by Inter-Line Building Supplies of Paignton.