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City College Plymouth is hosting the World Skills UK regional heat of the construction metal work competition on Monday 25 June.
World Skills is the UK's premier set of skills competitions for young people and adults. World skills UK competitions are held regionally and nationally each year in the UK. The main aim is to raise standards of training and performance at work by strengthening the contribution of skills competitions to the UK economy.
Students who are studying a work-based qualification and work with local employers, will be judged on a variety of skills including drawing, interpretation, marking out, mechanical and thermal cutting, metal forming, assembly and joining/welding.
A World Skills UK judge will oversee the competition; the completed work pieces will be taken away for judging at a central UK location and will be marked with work from other centres. The highest scoring competitors will then proceed to the final, later in the year.
College lecturer, Nick Dawe, said: “We are delighted to be hosting this renowned and prestigious competition. The competition uses the skills learnt on the course, and at work, and provides an opportunity to highlight excellence in a wide range of vocational skills.
“The College encourages students to get involved in the competitions as a valuable learning experience and also as an opportunity to showcase students’ skills.”
Students from City College Plymouth have previously had a taste of national WorldSkills UK competition success, with success in nail enhancements and construction metal work.