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An incredible ten students from Pembrokeshire College have secured places to compete at the WorldSkills UK Finals in November.
Bryn Jones, Samuel Lewis, Imogen Reynolds, Jay Blair, Joshua Nash, Shannon Van De Cappelle, Charlotte Phillips-Poupard, Zara Morgan, Ephiny Matchwick and Adam Noke have all fought off tough competition to secure places in the prestigious national finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions.
On Friday 26th October, Stephen Crabb, the Conservative MP for Preseli Pembrokeshire, visited Pembrokeshire College to meet with the competitors and wish them luck as they get ready to compete against other young trainees from all over the UK.
Taking place from the 15-17 November at the NEC, WorldSkills UK LIVE is the country’s largest experiential skills, apprenticeships and careers event and is free to attend with over 70,000 people now attending each year.
Pembrokeshire College Interim Principal, Dr Barry Walters commented: “We are incredibly proud of all these learners and what they have already achieved in making it through to the WorldSkills UK Finals. To have ten students competing at this level is a reflection of the skill and dedication of both our young people and our lecturers.
“Seeing our students compete against the best of the best in the UK is a reason for great optimism as we continue to train the UKs future workforce.”
WorldSkills UK Competitions are run in over 60 skill areas and are proven to help people go further, faster in their training and chosen career.
If successful in the National Finals, these students could be invited to join the WorldSkills UK training programme for the international WorldSkills Competition where they could be selected to represent the UK in their chosen skill.