Cambria Hosts Prestigious Competition
March 23, 2017
Coleg Cambria is proud to promote and support WorldSkills UK by hosting the Welding and Construction Metal Work competitions at their Deeside site (March 29 – 31): the penultimate test in Team UK Selection for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi in October, 2017.
The WorldSkills international competition is supported by over 70 governments around the globe and is billed as the world’s toughest skills competition for apprentices. It offers the UK and each country the opportunity to benchmark their standards to those around the world and to demonstrate the skills and mind set of their talented apprentices.
The Construction Metal Work and Welding competitions will each have three UK competitors taking part alongside international competitors from Canada, Finland and India attending as part of their training ahead of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017.
David Jones OBE, Chief Executive Coleg Cambria said:
“We are delighted that our Engineering Skills Centre has been chosen to host the selection of Team UK for the World Skills Competitions in Abu Dhabi. We are truly committed to World Skills and are very proud that our talented students brought more medals back to Cambria than any other college in the UK from the national competitions in Birmingham last year.
“It’s a great honour to welcome some of the UK’s most gifted apprentices and learners to Coleg Cambria and highlights our passion to provide young people with the opportunity to develop the best skills possible to equip them for a productive working life.”
Four Coleg Cambria students and alumni will also be competing for this once in a lifetime opportunity to represent the UK in their skills, including Philip Broodbank and Joseph Massey (Airbus UK) and William Hughes (Raytheon) in Aircraft Maintenance (competition will be held at the Manchester College) and Ethan Davies (Electroimpact) in CNC Milling (competition will be held at Training 2000).
The college wishes them all the very best – they are exceptional individuals who have spent the past two years undertaking gruelling training for this selection event, over and above their work commitments. They have put Wales on the map already through their vocational excellence and are now set for the global stage in representing the UK. Each is a leader in the making and is an inspirational role model for future generations of engineering apprentices and young people.
WorldSkills UK will officially announce Team UK for WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017 on Friday 21 April.