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UK Skills Show - NI sweeps the board Posted on 24/11/2016 00:00:00 NI had 56 students competing across 49 competitions in the UK Skills Show in Birmingham across a range of subject areas. The competition took place 17-19 November in the NEC, Birmingham. Background to the competition
There were 494 competitors involved from across the UK - of which 11% are from NI.  NI had 56 competitors involved.
For a list of all the NI competitors please click UK Skills Show - NI Brochure.pdf

Delighted to say that of the NI won:
  • 6 Gold Medals
  • 4 Silver Medals
  • 5 Bronze Medals
  • 4 Highly Commended

NI won 12% of all Gold Medals - again showing how 'NI punches above it's weight'.


There were 116 individual colleges / training organisations involved in the competitions from the throughout the UK - and:
  • The 6 FE Colleges came within the Top 40 performers in terms of medal haul / points
  • Furthermore, 4 FE Colleges were ranked in the Top 10 of the medals table.
  
Colleges NI Exhibition Stand
Colleges NI hosted an exhibition stand at the event.  Staff from each College were involved in providing demonstrations at the stand during the three day event from 17-19 November. 
The brochure which summarises a list of NI competitors and activities at the stand is available at: UK Skills Show - NI Brochure.pdf
To see photos from the event -  click here Photos


List of NI winners from the 2017 UK Skills Show


Skill Area

Name

College/Organisation

Medal

Automotive Body Repair

Justin Mahon

Southern Regional College

Bronze

Automotive Technology

Eoin McCloskey

North West Regional College

Bronze

Bricklaying

Jemual Chamos

South Eastern Regional College

Gold

Butchery

Dylan Gillespie

Clogher Valley Meats

Silver

Butchery

James Gracey

Southern Regional College

High commendation

Cabinet Making

Christopher Jeffrey

Southern Regional College

High commendation

Carpentry

William Campbell

South Eastern Regional College

Gold

Electrical Installation

Stuart Graham

South West College

Gold

Fitness Trainer:

Gym Instructor

Kaja Choma

Belfast Metropolitan College

Gold

Industrial Electronics

Christine McDowell

Belfast Metropolitan College

Gold

Industrial Electronics

Nicole Catney

Belfast Metropolitan College

Bronze

Joinery

Gareth Elliott

South West College

Bronze

Joinery

Jamie Howe

South West College

High commendation

Joinery

Richard Shannon

Southern Regional College

High commendation

Media Make Up: Body

Lauren McMahon

Southern Regional College

Silver

Plastering and

Drywall Systems

Daniel McAteer

South West College

Bronze

Popular Music Performance

Ben Graham

North West Regional College

Silver

Popular Music Performance

Erin Laverty

North West Regional College

Silver

Popular Music Performance

Seanin McGee

North West Regional College

Silver

Popular Music Performance

Jack McHale

North West Regional College

Silver

Popular Music Performance

Billy Putt

North West Regional College

Silver

Popular Music Performance

Dominick Sweeney

North West Regional College

Silver

Refrigeration

Luke Courtney

South Eastern Regional College

Gold

Refrigeration

Chris Hoy

South Eastern Regional College

Silver


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