Four construction students from Riverside College represented the College at the annual UK Skills Build competition last week.
Daniel Norton, Mark Allen, Sean Farrell, Thomas Noscoe all headed to Hugh Baird College last week to take part in the annual competition which gives students the chance to challenge for a place on the WorldSkills UK Team.
Sean Farrell and Thomas Noscoe were both competing in the Senior Bricklaying Competition, Mark Allen in the New Entrant Bricklaying Competition and Daniel Norton in the Senior Carpentry and Joinery Competition. All four students had been selected for the competition by their tutors after proving throughout the year that they had the skills needed to compete at this high standard.
Darren Moore, a Construction Tutor at Riverside College said, “I am extremely proud of all of the Riverside College students that took part in the Skills Build Competition last week. They all worked really hard on the lead up to the event, putting lots of extra hours into fine tuning their skills, to make sure they were fully prepared.
“When we arrived, the students were given a job plan fifteen minutes prior to the start of the competition and had six hours to construct the build.
“Sean Farrell finished in second place in the Senior Bricklaying Competition and Daniel Norton finished second place in the Senior Carpentry and Joinery Competition. We will find out if they have made it to the national finals later on in the summer.
“This is the second year in succession that Sean has won silver in the North West Regional competition and after recently winning Riverside College Apprentice of the Year, I have my fingers crossed that Sean and Daniel have both done enough to make it through to the National finals.
“It is fantastic that Riverside College has so many talented students and with the new workshops due to be unveiled for the new students starting with us in September we hope to have even more success in this competition in the future.”