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Two joinery apprentices have won a place at the UK National final of the country’s longest running construction skills competition.
Ayrshire College duo David Hamilton and Calum Mitchell will contest the elite event at Birmingham’s NEC.
SkillBuild, organised by the Construction Industry Training Board ( CITB), has been showcasing future talent for more than 40 years.
The competition sees construction trainees compete in their chosen trades, including, bricklaying, wall and floor tiling and painting and decorating.
The duo will now take on fellow finalists from across the UK, with the aim of winning SkillBuild 2017 and a possible place as part of Squad UK for the international competition WorldSkills Kazan 2019.
Ian Hughes, CITB Partnerships Director for Scotland, said: “It is fantastic to see David and Calum make it into the UK National Final of SkillBuild 2017 and taking the opportunity to showcase their skills on a national stage.
“SkillBuild is one of many ways we can show the immense talent coming into our industry and attract more young people from the region into a rewarding construction career.”
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