Sam aims for glory at Skills Olympic
A SUPER skilled apprentice from Loughborough is pursuing global glory at the ‘Skills Olympic’ finals in Abu Dhabi.
Sam Hillier, 24, who is employed at Toyota’s Burnaston plant, is to join more than a thousand competitors from 77 nations at the WorldSkills Finals which takes place from October 14-19.
Talented Team UK members have beaten off the challenge from thousands of apprentices and students to represent the UK.
Sam is to take part in the Mechatronics competition. He, and the 34-strong UK team, were due to head to a ministerial send-off at the House of Commons yesterday (Tuesday).
WorldSkills UK, held every two years, is spearheading the use of competition in the workplace, training centres, schools and colleges to inspire the next generation and fill the skills gap.
This year’s final is an ‘important litmus test as to how well the UK will fare post Brexit with the rest of the world’. For more on the competition, visit worldskillsabudhabi2017.com
Pictured is Sam Hillier. Image courtesy of WorldSkills UK