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Medal success at WorldSkills UK Live

Students from Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion have brought home medals including two golds, from the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event.

WorldSkills UK Live is the UK national final for vocational skills competitions and brings together apprentices and young people from across the four nations to compete to world class standards in their chosen fields.

Kieran Davies from Coleg Sir Gâr won UK gold in the IT Support competition and winning another UK gold for the college was Lewis Hall who competed in the woodworking category. 

Anwen Evans won bronze in the health and social care competition and Coleg Ceredigion student Celt John won a highly commended award in culinary arts.

Held at Birmingham NEC, over 70 skills competitions were held, bringing together more than 500 competitors from across the UK to take part in an intense competition judged by industry professionals.

A highly interactive show inviting schoolchildren to take part in hand-on activities, WorldSkils UK Live attracts around 70,000 visitors and promotes the value of exceptionally high standards in skills areas from construction and infrastructure to business and hospitality.

Matt Morden, assistant principal for learner experience and partnerships at Coleg Sir Gâr said: “Once again, it's great to see our students Kieran, Lewis and Anwen winning medals at the WorldSkills UK event at the National Exhibition Centre in Birmingham.

“Their achievements and the experiences gained by our other competitors Celt, Niamh, Hedydd, Shannon, Menna and Kalumn are a tribute to all of their hard work and the support of tutors across Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion.

“We hope that many of them will continue in the footsteps of Phoebe McClavy in progressing to UK squads with the aim of competing at WorldSkills Shanghai in 2020."