The Welding Institute would like to congratulate the finalists and medal winners of the WorldSkills UK National finals at the NEC.
The 2019 WorldSkills was an outstanding success, with over 88,000 students attending the event, taking the opportunity to meet and interact with different businesses, career guidance stands and industry experts. The Welding Institute is also proud to be able to support SkillsWeld to promote careers in welding and engineering and showing young people the real impact that they can have on society through their work.
The Institute would like to commend the medal winners of the Construction MetalWork and Welding competitions for their success in getting to the finals and to acknowledge all the help and support given by their colleges and employers.
- Joe Mason (Gold), Dudley College, West Midlands
- Kieran McShane (Silver), Burnley College, North West
- Balveen Nota (Bronze), Dudley College, West Midlands
- Sam Carter (Bronze), Burnley College, North West
- Aydan Whatling (Highly Commended), Pembrokeshire College, Wales
- Curtis Rees (Gold), NPTC Group, Wales
- Morgan Roberts (Silver), Lakes College, West Cumbria, North West
- David Duncan (Bronze), Coleg Cambria, Wales
- Danny Hills (Highly Commended), Lakes College, West Cumbria, North West
The WorldSkills competition is an excellent opportunity for young people to get into careers that inspire them through enabling them to demonstrate their skills in a new environment. One of the most significant opportunities of this competition is the reality that successful competitors may have the chance to attend the 2021 international final in Shanghai.
We hope a new generation of engineers are inspired to look to engineering as a career.