Posted: Mon 13th Oct 2014

Team Wales call-up for Coleg Cambria Students

News and Info from Deeside, Flintshire, North Wales
This article is old - Published: Monday, Oct 13th, 2014

Twenty Coleg Cambria students have been selected to represent Team Wales in the national finals of the annual World Skills Show at Birmingham next month after they all successfully qualified in previous stages. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

A special celebration was held to mark this outstanding achievement at Coleg Cambria’s Deeside site this morning (10th) in the company of Carl Sergeant AM and Mark Tami MP. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

The Coleg Cambria learners represent nearly a third of the 62 strong Welsh team and will be competing in a number of skill areas including motor vehicle, hairdressing, beauty, media make-up, electrical, joinery, media, sheet metalwork and aeronautical engineering. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

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. Successful competitors may be eligible to compete in the grand final of WorldSkills held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2015. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Mark Tami MP on congratulating the students said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“I’m proud to see so many Coleg Cambria students getting through to the national finals this year. Skills are so important for our future.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Carl Sergeant AM wished the learners the very best in Birmingham and praised their hard earned success. He said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“The skills agenda shouldn’t be underestimated and we are very fortunate in this area to have Coleg Cambria, one of the best colleges in Wales, contributing to developing that agenda by providing high quality training courses in partnership with local employers.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Coleg Cambria Principal and Chief Executive, David Jones said: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“Congratulations and best wishes to all of our national finalists this year. We are delighted that so many of our students are going to be competing on the national stage alongside the UK’s most talented apprentices and learners. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

“We continually challenge our learners to develop the expertise they need to build successful futures and are committed to working closely with employers to develop the dynamic, skilled workforce essential for a prosperous and sustainable economy.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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