Entry level students at Coleg Sir Gâr’s Ammanford campus have brought home a gold and a silver medal from WorldSkills UK Live, the largest skills competition in the UK.
Shane Ellis from Ammanford won gold and Iestyn Vaughn from Cross Hands won silver in the inclusive skills category of the competition, which is held annually at Birmingham’s NEC.
The event is a culmination of UK talent from regional competition success from across the country.
Entry level learners at Coleg Sir Gâr are no strangers to these competitions and regularly take part at local and national level.
Constructing a box with a detachable lid, the pair took on the task and applied skills they’ve been learning on their practical skills module which is an element of their Skills for Work course.
Ian Law, assistant curriculum head of Built Environment at Coleg Sir Gâr said: “At Ammanford Campus, we are all extremely proud of them both and the experience they’ve gained is invaluable.
“It was an excellent weekend showcasing very talented learners and the carpentry lecturers worked really hard on developing Iestyn’s and Shane’s skills to bring out the best of their abilities.”
Pictured: Shane Ellis and Iestyn Vaughn who won medals at WorldSkills UK Live 2018. They are pictured with health and social care student Natasha Sheppard who studies at Graig campus, who won a gold for health and social care