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Northern Ireland's Local Heroes recognised at UK SkillsShow 2017 Posted on 21/11/2017 00:00:00 Nine Local Heroes from Northern Ireland were recognised last week at the UK SkillsShow. These staff has helped teamUK on their way to success at the World SkillsShow in Abu Dhabi 2017, were Northern Ireland achieved a bronze medal and a medal of excellence.

Local Heroes are supporters of WorldSkills UK who drive their organisation’s involvement in our competitions, helping us to equip young people with lifelong, world-class skills. There were 77 nominations for the Local Heroes Awards and this included 9 individuals nominated from Northern Ireland (12%).

Every year, thousands of young people are registered to take part in WorldSkills UK Competitions, but their participation is only possible through the support of committed Local Heroes who promote the benefits of competitions to students, apprentices, and senior management. These Local Heroes also give their time to support competitors, putting on additional training competitors and offering pastoral and moral support.

Congratulations to all our WorldSkills UK Local Heroes from Northern Ireland, and thank you for the valuable work that you do.

Highly Commended WorldSkills UK Local Hero

  • Patrick Roberts, Lecturer in Electronics, Belfast Metropolitan College

WorldSkills UK Local Heroes

The nine individuals from Northern Ireland included; 
  • Paul Doran, Southern Regional College

  • David Frizell, Riverpark Training

  • Maggie Grant, Southern Regional College

  • Colin Hagan, Riverpark Training

  • Tanya Heslip, Belfast Metropolitan College

  • Siobhan Lynch, Southern Regional College

  • David McCay, North West Regional College

  • Alan McIlveen, CAFRE

  • Patrick Roberts, Belfast Metropolitan College

Information on the Four Northern Ireland World Skills Competitors for Abu Dhabi 2017 can be found here World SKills Abu Dhabi


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