Ayrshire students qualify for UK skills finals

Ayrshire students qualify for UK skills finals

Three Ayrshire College students have qualified for the finals of a prestigious UK skills competition, to be held in Birmingham from 15-17 November.

Over 3,000 apprentices and learners registered to take part in regional heats of the WorldSkills UK competition, which is run over 60 skill areas.

After successfully qualifying from the Scotland heat, Ayrshire College students Thomas Hutton, Megan Mitchell and Jade Thomson will now compete against other students from across the UK in front of 70,000 people at the final WorldSkills UK LIVE event.

Thomas will be competing in the CNC Turning event, Megan will compete in Media Make Up: Body, and Jade will contest the Beauty Therapy: Hands and Face skills category.

WorldSkills UK LIVE is the country’s largest experiential skills, apprenticeships and careers event and is free to attend.

Thomas, Megan and Jade will now spend from now until November in training for the WorldSkills UK competition, supported by Ayrshire College.

Elaine Hutton, Director of Learning and Skills (Creative) at Ayrshire College, said “WorldSkills UK Competitions inspire future generations to be ambitious in their pursuit for excellence, while equipping them with life-long, world-class skills. These talented individuals will be key in helping businesses within Scotland compete alongside other UK businesses on the global stage. For colleges and independent training providers, participating in competitions provides a proven method to achieve real results for young people that they can carry forward into their future career.”

Dr Neil Bentley, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said “I offer my congratulations to the Ayrshire College students. Our competitions equip apprentices and learners with the lifelong, world-class skills that will drive up training standards to the highest level to help boost UK productivity and competitiveness.”

26 September 2018


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