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Coleg Ceredigion ranked 8th in UK skills final

Coleg Ceredigion principal Dr Andrew Cornish has congratulated students on their participation and medal wins at the WorldSkills UK final.

The level of student achievement at the competition resulted in Coleg Ceredigion being in the top 10 league table of organisations at the final.

Celt John won gold in the confectionery and patisserie category, Natasha Ellis won silver in the culinary arts category, Daniel Davies won silver in the restaurant service category, Dion Evans won bronze in the joinery category and Steffan Thomas was awarded a highly commended in the joinery category.

The college invited its competitors to the live online streaming of the medal ceremony where winners were announced which was presented by TV presenter Steph McGovern.

WorldSkills is part of a global movement which supports young people across the world via competition-based training, assessment and benchmarking with national teams aiming for world-class standards in a biennial skills Olympics.

The competitions are designed by industry experts and assess and individual’s knowledge, practical skills and employability attributes against a set criteria.

Coleg Sir Gâr and Coleg Ceredigion vice principal Vanessa Cashmore said:  “I am phenomenally proud that Coleg Ceredigion ranked eighth in the UK, it is a testament to the hard work by learners, employers and staff.

“Our learners represented our college and Wales and came home with medals and commendations, what a fantastic and inspiring performance by all.”

 

 Pic: All competitors that took part in the UK final with their lecturers Huw Morgan and Huw Thomas with college vice principal Vanessa Cashmore and pan-Wales manager for ISEiW Paul Evans.