Skilled stu­dents shine in con­test

Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser - - News - Ian Bunt­ing

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.”

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