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Institute of Carpenters competition success

Two carpentry students at Coleg Sir Gâr have been named as winners in the Institute of Carpenters national craft competition.

Jacqueline Thurgood took second place with Paul Andrew Cater being named third place in the over 20s category of the national competition.

This follows their success in the regional part of the competition within the same competition category where Jacqueline won first place and Paul won second.

The Carpenters’ Craft Competition is a national competition open to students of carpentry, joinery and shop fitting and is judged by industry experts.

Working to a CAD technical drawing, students were tasked with constructing a complex key cabinet which tested a high level of bench joinery skills.

Wayne Savory, head of section for construction at Coleg Sir Gâr said: “As a college we are regular participants in the IOC Carpenters Craft Competition and we are proud to celebrate the success of two of our first-year students this year.

“The brief this year tested a high level of ability in interpreting drawings and executing complex cabinet construction.

“Both Jacqueline Thurgood and Paul Cater have demonstrated exceptional skills and attention to detail in producing consistently high standards of work, and to be recognised at such a high level is truly rewarding for the students and a great source of pride for the college and their tutors.”