Skilled students shine in contest
New College Lanarkshire has ranked second in the UK for skills provision after 12 students brought home awards from national competition WorldSkills UK.
The college team finished as runners-up on the leader board of the organisation’s grand final at Birmingham NEC.
Nine medals and three special awards were presented to local students in fashion and photographic make-up, including a highly commended prize presented to Coatbridge’s Kane Hayes, 22.
Twenty- three students from the college took part in the three- day competition in front of 70,000 spectators, going head- to- head with 500 of the best students and apprentices from across Britain.
Martin McGuire, college principal, said: “Each year we take part in WorldSkills competitions to give our students the chance to show what they have learned at college on a national level.
“For 12 students to have brought home awards is a fantastic success and I’d like to congratulate all who took part for their dedication.”