11th November 2016
William Malcher age 18, from Torquay will compete in the WorldSkills UK Competitions National Finals at The Skills Show, the UK’s largest skills and careers event for young people. Taking place from 17 to 19 November at the Birmingham NEC, The Skills Show provides a comprehensive insight into the world of work.
The WorldSkills UK Competitions (run in over 50 skill areas from construction and engineering through to digital and hospitality) accelerate a person’s apprenticeship or training programme by enhancing their employability skills.
William won his place in the National Finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions after scoring highly in the National Qualifiers of the Health and Social Care competition, run in partnership with Competition Organising Partner Profiles4Care.
William said, “Throughout my time at South Devon College I have received an outstanding level of support from all my Lecturers and Tutors who have always pushed me and other students to strive for great grades and best practice techniques. My workplace, Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, have also helped with training and support. My inspiration to become a nurse comes from my mother. She’s an exceptional health and social care practitioner and from a young age has always empowered me to become the best nurse I can, and this is something which I have remembered throughout my career and education.”
Sally Freeman Health and Social Care Lecturer at South Devon College said, ‘William has been working very hard to prepare for the Worldskills Health and Social Care competition, and has attended extra training sessions at the College, and has also been utilising these skills during his work placement. He is always focused and enthusiastic during training sessions, and has an excellent person centred approach to care. The whole staff team and health and social care students are behind him, and wish him the best of luck at the finals!”
Dr Neil Bentley, Chief Executive, WorldSkillls UK said: “I wish William the best of luck as he prepares to compete at The Skills Show. Our research shows that WorldSkills UK Competitions teach young people the employability skills that businesses are crying out for. By devising and managing skills competitions that are based on international standards, we can ensure more young people are being equipped with the right skills to help UK businesses better compete globally.”
To find out more about Health and Social Care courses available at South Devon College visit sdcdev, call 08000 380 123 or join us for the next, Open Evening on 16th November 2016 at the Paignton Campus on Long Road, TQ4 7EJ 5pm-8pm.