Posted: Wed 23rd Nov 2016

Huge haul of medals for Coleg Cambria students at finals of the WorldSkills UK

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Wednesday, Nov 23rd, 2016

Students from Coleg Cambria took home a huge haul of medals again this year from the national finals of the WorldSkills UK Show at Birmingham, a higher number of medals than any other college in the UK.

The college had a strong team of competitors, many with their partner businesses such as Hawarden based Electroimpact.

Many of Coleg Cambria’s students came away with either a medal or were highly commended.

Cambria students, representing over a third of the 80-strong Welsh team at the finals won 3 golds, 6 silver, 3 bronze and 2 commendations.

Gold medals were won by Jason Williams, 21 from Meliden, Olivia Crabtree, 21 from Mold and Leigh Clarke, 21 from Wrexham.

Leigh is currently employed by Electroimpact, of Manor Lane, Hawarden as an apprentice Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machinist and won his Gold medal in CNC Milling, meanwhile Ryan Dexter and Joe Harrison who are both also employed by Electroimpact were awarded a Silver and Bronze medal respectively.

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All medal winners:

Registered as Coleg Cambria:-
GOLD: Jason Williams – inclusive skills ICT level 2
GOLD: Olivia Crabtree – nail services
SILVER: Paige Bredford – inclusive skills ICT level 2
SILVER: Gareth Phillips – Sheet metalwork
SILVER: Balazs Sparing – Aero Eng: Mechanical
SILVER: Jessikah Falshaw – Beauty Hands and Face
BRONZE: Joe Harrison – CNC Milling
Highly Commended : Chloe Griffiths – Hair
Highly Commended: Daniel Lee – Sheet Metalwork

Registered through Employers:
GOLD : Leigh Clark – CNC Milling – Electroimpact
SILVER : Ryan Dexter – CNC Milling – Electroimpact
SILVER: Magellan MTC team: Gareth Vale, Liam Hutchinson, Ewan Holley
BRONZE: Tom Roberts – Aero eng: mechanical – MPI
BRONZE : JCB MTC team: Kendal Irvine, Dylan Edwards, George Walker

WorldSkills UK are high quality skills competitions that are run annually throughout the UK. These competitions aim to encourage young people and adults across the UK to excel in their vocational skill whilst raising esteem, participation and working standards in apprenticeships and vocational training.

“I cannot begin to tell you how impressive all our competitors were throughout the 3 days. I’m so proud of each and every competitor and thankful to their trainers, employers and supportive families.”

Coleg Cambria Chief Executive, David Jones said:

“Many congratulations to our talented students for their amazing success in Birmingham. We are delighted that they have brought more medals back to Cambria than any other college in the UK.

“It’s truly wonderful that their skills were recognised as the best in their field on the national stage alongside the UK’s most talented apprentices and learners.”

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