Busi­nessWith Ap­pren­tices build for event

Ayrshire Post - - BUSINESS -

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.”

Skillset The ap­pren­tices will strut their stuff on na­tional stage

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