Posted: Tue 24th Nov 2015

Thirteen medal haul for Coleg Cambria students at World Skills UK

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This article is old - Published: Tuesday, Nov 24th, 2015

Coleg Cambria students brought home thirteen medals from the national finals of the annual World Skills Show at Birmingham this weekend. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Cambria learners, representing nearly a third of the 70-strong Welsh team at the finals, secured 2 golds, 2 silvers, 3 bronzes and 6 commendations. 5 of the students also secured a place in the UK Long Squad for the grand final of World Skills which will be held in Abu Dhabi in 2017. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Gold medals were won by Ethan Davies, 20, and Adam Griffiths, 24, both from Mynydd Isa. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Ethan 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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Adam is employed at GJ Maintenance Engineering Ltd in Deeside and won gold in Sheet Metalwork. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Other medal winners were as follows: ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

+Silver ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Joe Massey – Aero Engineering
Liis Soovik – Nail Service ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

+Bronze ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Matthew Hughes – Sheet Metalwork (Adv)
Samantha Adams – Beauty Therapy (Adv)
Emily Watson – Beauty Therapy (Int) ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

+Highly Commended status ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Stacey Swan – Nail Enhancement
Rachael Forsyth – Beauty Therapy
Tom Evans – Hair
Charlotte Davis – Media Make-up
Will Hughes – Aero Engineering
Nick Roberts – Sheet Metalwork ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

+Invitations to Abu Dhabi Long Squad ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Samantha Adams
Ethan Davies
Joe Massey
Phil Broodbank (Airbus – ex-Cambria apprentice)
Will Hughes
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. ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​

Coleg Cambria Principal and Chief Executive, David Jones said:
“Many congratulations to our talented students for their amazing success in Birmingham. We are delighted that they have brought so many medals back to the college. It’s such a wonderful opportunity for them to compete on the national stage alongside the UK’s most talented apprentices and learners.
“It’s also excellent news that five learners have made it through to the WorldSkills UK squad, with hopes of being selected to compete for the UK team in WorldSkills Abu Dhabi in 2017 which will give them an international platform to showcase their skills.” ‌​‌‌‌​‌‌‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​‍‌​‌‌‌​‌​


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