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Posted: 20/04/15

Students build on their skills at construction challenge

Students from colleges across the region will be battling it out in the UK's biggest construction skills competition next week.

Last year's West Nottinghamshire College entrants proud of their achievements

West Nottinghamshire College is hosting the regional heats of this year’s SkillBuild, aimed at finding Britain’s best trainee tradesperson, on Tuesday 28 April.

Taking place at its Construction and Logistics Skills Academy, the event will see 100 students from regional colleges competing in a wide range of craft-based challenges including bricklaying, carpentry, joinery, plastering, painting and decorating.

The college – which is hosting the event for the fifth successive year – is entering the following 14 students into the heats:

Dale Smith, New entrant, Bricklaying
Liam Jones, Senior, Bricklaying
Luke Johnson, Senior, Carpentry
Adam Parr, Senior, Carpentry
Josef Hadfield-Kellett, New entrant, Joinery
Ryan Hemsell, Senior, Joinery
Siannii Austin, New entrant, Painting and decorating
Lois Jade Collingwood, New entrant, Painting and decorating
Francis Hawson, Senior, Painting and decorating
Stefan Hubble, Senior, Painting and decorating
Connor Bradshaw,New entrant, Plastering
Corey Knowles, New entrant, Plastering
Joshua Flanagan, Senior, Plastering
Stuart Peach, Senior, Plastering

Success at the SkillBuild regional heats will give entrants the opportunity to challenge for a place on the WorldSkills UK team and progress to compete at the 2015 WorldSkills competition in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.

Members of the public are welcome to attend Tuesday’s event, which runs from 9am – 5pm at the venue on Julias Way in Kirkby-in-Ashfield. 

Head of construction and building services, Julian Walden, said: “We’re very proud to be hosting the regional SkillBuild competitions again and to watch the talents and creativity of every competing student across the trades.

“SkillBuild always creates a sense of excitement at the college and I personally wish every competitor the best of luck with their challenges.”

SkillBuild has been running for more than 20 years as a way of recognising the importance of trainees and their skills.