Students strike gold
Trio excel at Worldskills UK
Three Hamilton students struck gold at the Worldskills UK competition in Birmingham last month.
Callum Frost, Thomas Scott and Dawid Soczka all took part in the competition while representing New College Lanarkshire, where they study.
The lads were all presented with awards after they competed at the three-day competition in front of 70,000 spectators, going head to head with 500 of the best students and apprentices from across the UK in 10 skills.
Callum and Thomas showcased their skills in IT Software Solutions for Business, and Dawid showed off his talents as an IT support technician.
All top performing students will now be in with a chance of being selected for Team UK in forthcoming international finals in 2020 and 2021.
New College Lanarkshire was then ranked second in the UK for skills provision after 12 students brought home awards from national skills competition Worldskills UK.
Nine medals and three special awards were presented to New College students at the glittering awards ceremony.
Martin Mcguire, principal and CEO at New College Lanarkshire, 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, benchmarking them against the best in the UK and each year they continue to excel.
“I’d like to congratulate all the students who took part for their dedication and commitment.
“I’d also like to thank the numerous staff members who show tremendous commitment and dedication to ensure their students are at the top of their game and of national and international standard. It shows that skills really are at the forefront of New College Lanarkshire’s ethos and we will strive to ensure each and every student who passes through our doors leaves skillset for life.”
Recognition Thomas Scott brought home a gold award (pictured with Toby Bell)
Top effort Callum Frost received gold for IT Software Solutions for Business
Going for gold Dawid Soczka’s work as an IT Support Technician was recognised