Hull students in national skills finals

Published: Friday 20th November 2015 by The News Editor

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Five college students from Hull are competing in the finals of a national skills competition.

The WorldSkills UK Skills Competitions, being held at the NEC in Birmingham, identify the most skilled young people in the country.

With the finalists aiming to become UK champions in their chosen skill, the field is extremely competitive.

All of the students from Hull College are hoping to taste success in their respective categories.

Lorna Thompson and Steve Lodge are competing in Catering (Confectionery and Patisserie), Josh Hunter and Aaron Nelson-Girtchen are competing in Bricklaying and Bradley Park is competing in Network Infrastructure.

Each competitor has to take part in a series of live tasks which will test their abilities in their chosen area.

But the omens are good. Hull College has a successful track record at WorldSkills UK – Aaron Penn won a gold medal for Confectionery and Patisserie in 2013, while Connor Cutsforth won bronze for Brickwork.

Last year, six students from the college became national finalists with Tom Dixon winning gold for Bricklaying.

The UK Final is currently taking place at the NEC Birmingham until Saturday.

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Published: Friday 20th November 2015 by The News Editor

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