13th November 2017

Level 3 Health and Social Care students Chelsey Small and Emily Bonner and Roofing and Tiling student Ethan Howe are heading to the WorldSkills UK final on 16th November.

The finals will see almost 600 trainees and apprentices compete in public to win the prestigious national title, and the chance to compete in the EuroSkills final in Budapest 2018 and subsequently the WorldSkills final in Kazan, Russia in 2019.

Chelsey and Emily scored in the top eight of competitors across all six regional heats of the competition. During the heats, 78 students and trainees from England, Scotland, Ireland and Wales demonstrated their health and care sector skills in a mix of written tests and live activities. They were assessed by a panel of expert judges charged with finding the eight competitors for the finals.

Ethan was one of the highest scoring competitors from this year’s SkillBuild competition. A team of expert judges marked Ethan’s competition piece, he was one of over 100 competitors who took part in the South West regional heats of SkillBuild in April this year. Ethan won Bronze in the Senior Roof Slating and Tiling category achieving one of the highest scores in the Country. Ethan’s work placement is with Stormforce Roofing based in Plymouth.

During WorldSkills UK, members of the public will have the opportunity to have a go and try job-related skills across a huge range of careers. There will also be opportunities to speak to employers, attend talks and watch specialist workshop demonstrations.

Competitions assess an individual’s knowledge, practical skills and employability attributes against a set of strict criteria, with finalists competing at the show for gold, silver and bronze medals.

To find out more about WorldSkills UK click here.

For more information on courses at South Devon College click here or visit our next Open Evening on Thursday 16th November 5pm-8pm at Vantage Point, Long Road, Paignton TQ4 7EJ.

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