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Winner at Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Heroes Awards 2024

David Jones with his EDI Award. Pictured behind him is the London Eye on the River Thames

Pembrokeshire College Employability Co-ordinator for the Life Skills Academy, David Jones, has won the Skills Competition Diversity Champion Award at the 2024 WorldSkills UK Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Heroes Awards. The winners were announced at a prestigious ceremony held at the Houses of Parliament, London on 7 March.

The WorldSkills UK EDI Heroes Awards, supported by the Skills and Education Group and UVAC, recognise the extraordinary accomplishments of individuals and organisations who champion diversity and inclusion in the technical education sector.

David was selected for the award due to the work he does on a daily basis to encourage and inspire his learners to remove barriers and achieve their full potential by competing in Skills Competition Wales and WorldSkills UK competitions.

Ben Blackledge, CEO, WorldSkills UK said: “Congratulations to David on winning this year’s Skills Competition Diversity Champion Award at the WorldSkills UK’s Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Heroes awards.

“Your achievements in driving change to ensure all the young people you work with have the opportunity to succeed is truly inspiring.

“At WorldSkills UK, we are proud to provide a platform for celebrating those making a significant difference. By working together, we can advocate for real change across the sector, creating inclusive opportunities that give all young people the chance for success in work and life.”

Charlotte Nichols, the MP for Warrington North sponsored the event at the Houses of Parliament. She said:

“Congratulations to this year’s winners of the WorldSkills UK EDI Heroes Awards. It was fantastic to support these awards and come together to celebrate the finalists and winners for the first time at the Houses of Parliament.”

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