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Hairdressing Student Aims for São Paulo!
01 September 2014
A teenage hairdressing student from Coleg Llandrillo has been selected to represent Wales at the WorldSkills Skills Show UK Final at the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham this autumn. More

 

Exceptionally talented
07 August 2014
A former Pembrokeshire College Apprentice, now employed by Keating Joinery in Narberth, joined over 100 of the UK’s most talented apprentices and learners last month to battle it out in three days of competitions with the aim of securing a place in More

 

Teenage Student Shines at National Construction Competition
24 July 2014
A teenage Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Construction student is celebrating after winning gold at the all-Wales final of CITB Skillbuild Competition Wales 2014 – one of the UK’s largest multi-trade competitions. More

 

Owain named in Squad UK for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015
23 July 2014
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Carew joiner links up with WorldSkills squad
23 July 2014
A YOUNG joiner could be on his way to Brazil next year after being selected to join a squad representing the UK in an industry competition. More

 

Students set sights on Sao Paulo
18 July 2014
Two Coleg Sir Gâr students hope to shine in Brazil next year after being selected to join the UK squad for the largest international skills competition in the world. More

 

CAVC students take top three prizes in IT skills national competition - again!
17 July 2014
Not content with winning Gold, Silver and Bronze in the finals of Skills Competition Wales, three IT students from Cardiff and Vale College have won the top three places in the UK National WorldSkills heats. More

 

Ceredigion construction student named in Squad UK for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015
16 July 2014
A construction metal work student could be on his way to Brazil next year after being selected to join WorldSkills Squad UK. More

 

Engineering Apprentice Leon is top UK student
10 July 2014
A Coleg Gwent engineering Apprentice has won a place amongst the top students in the UK and will now be battling it out for a place to represent the UK at an international skills contest in Brazil 2015. More

 

Gwent students make World Skills Cup squad
09 July 2014
TWO ELECTRICAL engineering students could be on their way to Brazil next year after being selected to join WorldSkills Squad UK. More

 

WorldSkills UK squad announced
07 July 2014
Almost 100 young people were today (July 7) confirmed as UK squad members for next year's WorldSkills competition in Brazil. More

 

Welsh youngsters ‘punching above their weight’ for WorldSkills São Paulo 2015
07 July 2014
More than 10% of the UK team are Welsh More

 

Health & Care Student Excels in National Competition
18 June 2014
A Health & Care student from Coleg Llandrillo’s Denbigh campus is celebrating after winning a bronze medal at the WorldSkills UK 2014 Health and Social Care – West Midlands’ region competitions. More

 

Beauty Therapy Students Honoured at WorldSkills Competition
12 June 2014
Four Beauty Therapy and Nail Services students from Coleg Llandrillo gained medals at a recent WorldSkills UK competition after beating off competition from some of the best trainees in the UK. More

 

Apprentice up for award
12 June 2014
AN APPRENTICE on a Barry building site has been selected to take part in a UK-wide competition. More

 

Four Coleg Ceredigion students in Skillbuild Final
09 June 2014
Four Coleg Ceredigion Students Competed at the Skillbuild all Wales Final in at Coleg Sir Gar. More

 

Best in the west
08 June 2014
There’s no time to relax for complementary therapy students at Pembrokeshire College after they scooped four medals at the recent WorldSkills UK regional heats held in Birmingham. More

 

Gareth's just chipper over tool set award
04 June 2014
A Garnant carpentry apprentice has been commended after his skills saw him representing Wales and Great Britain in various international competitions. More

 

Young Welders turn up the heat for Skills Final
04 June 2014
The heat will be turned up and sparks will fly next week when a group of young welders from NPTC Group’s Neath Campus take part in the Regional Final of the 2014 Skillweld Competition. More

 

Computing student's bronze award
03 June 2014
A Llanelli computing student has been awarded a bronze award at the Welsh and West of England heat of a WorldSkills web design competition. More

 

EAL electrical learners crowned the best in their regions
30 May 2014
TWO EAL learners have been crowned best young electricians in their regions – after winning the opening SkillELECTRIC heats. More

 

Skills Competition Success for Rhondda Cynon Taf Care Student
27 May 2014
A 19 year-old from Ystrad, Rhondda has won the Skills Competition Wales final in Care, as part of a Welsh Government-backed initiative to boost skills levels across Wales. More

 

Teen Corey Nixon wins a place in the final of this year's prestigious Vocational Qualification (VQ) Awards in Wales
26 May 2014
HE always has had an interest in how things work. More

 

Students Shine at UK's Biggest Construction Competition
22 May 2014
A Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Plumbing student is celebrating after winning gold at the North Wales heat of Skills Competition Wales – one of the UK’s largest multi-trade competitions. More

 

World-class welding
22 May 2014
A talented welder from Pembrokeshire College has been selected for a chance to take part in the final of a national welding skills competition – SkillWeld 2014 – to find Britain’s top trainee welder. More

 

College Sweeps the Board at the UK’s Biggest Skills Competition
15 May 2014
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is celebrating after students from two of its colleges swept the board at the Wales final of the Skills Competition Wales – 3D Modelling and Animation for Computer Games competition. More

 

Plumbers Flush with Success
14 May 2014
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Welsh apprentices compete to be the best in construction skills
10 May 2014
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Catering students come away with gold from National Final
09 May 2014
Learners from NPTC Group’s Newtown Campus have been braving the heat of a competition kitchen at the National Final of the World Skills Cook and Serve competition. More

 

Demi gets her hands on gold at competition
08 May 2014
A BEAUTY THERAPIST from Neyland has won gold in a Welsh Government-backed competition to boost skills in Wales. More

 

Carpentry students prove they’re chips off the old block
07 May 2014
TWO Carpentry and Joinery students from NPTC Group’s Brecon Beacons Campus have carved their way to a place in the World Skills Cymru Carpentry Final this May. More

 

Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Success Continues at World Skills 2014 Automotive All Wales Final
30 April 2014
The All Wales World Skills 2014 Automotive competition was held at Coleg Cambria on 14 March 2014 with Further Education learners coming from all four corners of Wales. Two candidates entered from Grŵp Llandrillo Menai’s automotive department More

 

Skills competition silver for Newport beauty student
27 April 2014
A 20 year-old Coleg Gwent student from Magor, Newport won a silver medal in the Skills Competition Wales final in Advanced Nail Technology, as part of a Welsh Government-backed initiative to boost skills levels across Wales. More

 

Menai Hair Students are a Cut Above in Skills Competition Wales
24 April 2014
Two hair learners from Coleg Menai were celebrating their phenomenal success after competing in the World Skills: Skills Competition Wales recently, a contest which aims to find Wales’ best up-and-coming trainees. More

 

Cooking their way to the top!
23 April 2014
Two students from the Independent Living Skills (ILS) department at Gower College Swansea amazed judges with their cookery skills at Bridgend College when six finalists battled for victory at the World Skills All-Wales Final. More

 

Accounting Learners' Sums Add Up in Skills Competition Wales
23 April 2014
A team of Accountancy learners from Coleg Menai and Coleg Llandrillo were celebrating success recently, after competing in the World Skills: Skills Competition Wales, a contest which aims to find Wales’ best up-and-coming trainees. More

 

Construction and joinery students’ success in Skillbuild competition
22 April 2014
Coleg Ceredigion construction and joinery students hope to build on their recent success after successfully going through to the next heat of the South Wales Skillbuild competition. More

 

Sally nails gold for second year running
19 April 2014
A BEAUTICIAN from Milford Haven has won gold for the second year running at the final of a national competition. More

 

Engineering Students Scoop Gold, Silver & Bronze at National Final
16 April 2014
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai Engineering students came away with the gold, silver and bronze medals in the national final of Skills Competition Wales’ Mechanical Engineering – Computer-aided Design (CAD) competition, which took place at Coleg Llandrillo’s More

 

Newport beauty student styles her way to success
14 April 2014
A NEWPORT beauty student has styled her way to success in the final of a national skills competition. More

 

Skills competition success for reflexology student
10 April 2014
A 20 year-old Coleg Gwent student from Tutshill, Chepstow has won the Skills Competition Wales final in Reflexology, as part of a Welsh Government-backed initiative to boost skills levels across Wales. More

 

Engineering student shines in World Skills contest
09 April 2014
An Engineering student from the University of South Wales has been presented with an award by Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates, after coming third in the World Skills UK competition. More

 

Students compete for Squad UK
05 April 2014
Students from Coleg Sir Gâr have attended a training event that could see them represent the UK at WorldSkills in Brazil, 2015. More

 

Skills Competition Success for Carmarthenshire Cookery Students
04 April 2014
A team of cookery students from Coleg Sir Gâr has been named joint winner in the final of the ‘Cook and Serve’ category of Skills Competition Wales, a government-backed initiative to boost skills levels across Wales. More

 

Gold award for budding filmmakers
04 April 2014
A group of budding filmmakers from Carmarthen has scooped first prize at the Skills Competition Wales final in the Video Moving image category, as part of a Welsh Government-backed initiative to boost skills levels across Wales. More

 

Double Gold Success for Carmarthenshire Students
04 April 2014
Students from Coleg Sir Gâr have scooped gold in both the Intermediate and Advanced Accountancy Technician Skills category in Skills Competition Wales, a Welsh Government-backed initiative to boost skills levels across Wales. More

 

Students' screen skills rewarded
02 April 2014
A GROUP of budding filmmakers from Carmarthen have scooped first prize at the Skills Competition Wales final. More

 

Neath Port Talbot students show they have what it takes in skills competitions
02 April 2014
STUDENTS from across Neath Port Talbot have been proving they’ve got what it takes at a national competition testing their skills. More

 

A Plumb Job
01 April 2014
Pembrokeshire College apprentice, Callum Lowe, got through to the final of the Engineering Skills Wales Competition at Coleg Sir Gar recently. More

 

Automotive student wins Wales final
28 March 2014
Coleg Cambria automotive student Jack Walker is celebrating after securing the first place in the Automotive all Wales Skills final competition. More

 

Student Wins National Cookery Competition
20 March 2014
A Coleg Llandrillo student scooped the top prize in a quest to find the nation’s best professional cookery student. The competition took place recently during the Welsh International Culinary championships at the College’s Rhos-on-Sea campus. More

 

Welsh young people represents Team GB for WorldSkills contest
20 March 2014
Skilled young people, aged 18-25 in Wales who excel in the WorldSkills UK competition could have the opportunities to represent the UK in the 2015 International WorldSkills competition, taking place in São Paulo, Brazil. More

 

Pudding on a good show!
17 March 2014
A Gower College Swansea student was awarded a bronze award for his Patisserie skills in the final of the Skills Wales Patisserie competition, held in Carmarthen on March 12th. More

 

World Skills UK, Skills Competition Wales: Hairdressing – Regional North Wales Finals
04 March 2014
A Hairdressing competition, Skills Competition Wales (part of WorldSkills UK), was held at Coleg Menai on 03 March 2014 with Hair students coming from Coleg Llandrillo, Coleg Cambria and Coleg Menai. More

 

Swansea student's electric win!
28 February 2014
A 17-YEAR-OLD student is simply quite electric when it comes to circuitry. More

 

Budding Mechanics show off their skills for World Skills Competition
19 February 2014
SOME of South Wales' budding mechanics showed off their skills last week at NPTC Group's Pontadawe Campus. More

 

Celebrating Swansea's skilled young people
06 December 2013
Some of Swansea's skilled young people have been celebrated at a glittering awards ceremony at The Skills Show. More

 

Blaenau carpenter scores gold in successive Carpentry competition
28 November 2013
Owain LlÅ·r Jones of Blaenau Ffestiniog has won Gold in the carpentry competition in the final of UK Skills held this week in Birmingham. For Owain, 19, this follows on directly from winning the CITB Managing Agency Apprentice of the Year for Wales Award More

 

Gwent apprentices show their mettle at national competition
24 November 2013
GWENT’S most gifted apprentices displayed their talents at the country’s biggest skills show in Birmingham last week. More

 

Cardiff and Vale College Auto students are WorldSkills winners
21 November 2013
Three Transport Services students from Cardiff and Vale College are among the most talented in the country, having come top in a UK-wide skills competition. More

 

Switched on Gwent electrical engineering apprentices strike gold at WorldSkills UK
19 November 2013
South Wales electrical engineering apprentices Alex Scott and Luke Elsmore struck gold in the finals of the WorldSkills UK National Competitions. More

 

Joe Richardson wins Bronze!
18 November 2013
Last week saw the culmination of the Skills Competitions that many Bridgend College students were involved in last year. We enjoyed some great successes last year, and we're looking forward to continuing this in 2013/14. Skills Competitions play a key rol More

 

Team Wales Calls on Coleg Cambria Students for UK’s Biggest Skills Show
14 November 2013
Six Coleg Cambria students are making their way to Birmingham to compete in the national finals of the annual World Skills Show today (Thursday), after they all successfully qualified in previous stages. More

 

Gwent electrical engineering apprentices switch on to compete at prestigious WorldSkills UK
12 November 2013
A pair of switched on electrical engineering apprentices from Gwent controls systems firm IAC will battle it out against the UK’s most talented apprentices and learners in the finals of the WorldSkills UK National Competitions at this year’s More

 

Gwent students battle it out to be best in the UK
11 November 2013
This week from the 14-16 November the UK Skills Show is taking place at the NEC, Birmingham. Six Coleg Gwent students in total are competing in WorldSkills UK national finals after they all successfully qualified in previous stages. More

 

SkillELECTRIC finalists announced
11 October 2013
The ten competitors who will compete in the 2013 SkillELECTRIC UK final have been named following a series of challenging regional heats earlier this year. More

 

Llansteffan apprentice proves she is a cut above
18 September 2013
A young apprentice from Llansteffan is going to head-to-head in a UK-wide competition to showcase her talent among the country's best hairdressing trainees. More

 

Success comes in threes for Airbus UK as Coleg Cambria claim gold in all-Wales skills challenge
04 September 2013
Trainee engineers at Coleg Cambria proved success comes in threes when they joined forces and won a nationwide quest to find Wales best up-and-coming manufacturing workers. More

 

Beauty Students Come Out Top in Region
16 August 2013
Four Coleg Cambria Beauty Therapy students have wowed judges in their regional heats of the World Skills UK Beauty Competition held in Warrington. More

 

WorldSkills final for Gwent students
18 July 2013
A trio of Coleg Gwent accountancy students have shown that they have the skills to compete with the very best students in the UK by reaching the finals of the WorldSkills competitions. More

 

Welsh technicians through to finals of national SkillAuto competition
16 July 2013
Six Autopaint and Autotech and seven Autobody competitors will advance to the final at the Birmingham NEC. More

 

Gemma finds success in the pipeline
10 July 2013
Gemma finds success in the pipeline More

 

Bright sparks named Wales’ best electricians
10 July 2013
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Top prizes go to city college in auto contest
10 July 2013
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Gemma finds success in the pipeline
10 July 2013
Gemma finds success in the pipeline More

 

Yale Beauty Learners Celebrate UK Skills Win
09 July 2013
Nail and Beauty learners from Yale College are celebrating after taking part in regional heats for UK Skills in Warrington against other regional candidates keen to gain a place in the finals later this year. More

 

Trainee accountants figure out the golden formula
05 July 2013
Springfield Day Nursery's Marie Perkins was part of a team of north Wales accountants who have shown their skills add up by winning a prestigious all-Wales contest to find the country's best up-and-coming accountancy technicians. More

 

Award for student's tech skills
26 June 2013
A Carmarthen student has won a gold award at a competition testing his skills in network technology. More

 

Youngsters from the Gwendraeth Valley set to compete in national skill building competition
20 June 2013
Youngsters from the Gwendraeth Valley are building their way to success after making it to the UK final of a national trade competition. More

 

Students Shine at UK’s Biggest Construction Competition
18 June 2013
Construction students from Coleg Llandrillo scooped 6 medals, including 3 golds, at the North Wales regional heat of SkillBuild – the UK’s largest multi-trade competition, which was held at Deeside College recently. More

 

Gwent student sparks at all-Wales electricians final
12 June 2013
An electrical apprentice from Newport has proved to be one of the brightest sparks among a host of up-and-coming talent from across Wales in his chosen field. More

 

Owain makes his mark with new career move
05 June 2013
A student who switched his career plans from rugby to plumbing has now become a national champion in his new chosen path. More

 

Deeside College students produce a triple win at SkillBuild Competition
29 May 2013
Three Deeside College students made it a clean sweep when they came first, second and third in Britain's biggest construction skills competition to find the top talent in the building industry. More

 

Menai students lay a firm foundation
14 May 2013
Construction students at Coleg Menai showed their quality recently, when they swept the board at the SkillBuild regional heats. More

 

Grandad inspires Newport student's winning way with cars
13 May 2013
Newport student battles his way to gold in skills competition. More

 

Carmarthenshire student does the double in the style stakes
13 May 2013
When it comes to giving people a style makeover, a Carmarthenshire teenager has proved that she’s a class apart. More

 

Gwent accountants through to Worldskills semi-final
08 May 2013
A trio of Coleg Gwent accountancy students have shown that they have the skills to compete on a national level by reaching the semi-finals of the Worldskills competitions. More

 

Accountancy Award
07 May 2013
Trainee accountants figure out the golden formula More

 

Students Make the Numbers Add Up!
02 May 2013
Coleg Llandrillo Accounting students scooped gold at the Worldskills Accounting Wales final, which was held in Newport recently. More

 

Students Shine at UK's Biggest Construction Competition
29 April 2013
A Coleg Llandrillo Carpentry student is celebrating after winning gold at the national final of Skills Competition Wales - one of the UK's largest multi-trade competitions. More

 

Exceptional Deeside College automotive students
26 April 2013
Deeside College students have scooped second and third place in a quest to find Wales' most aspiring automotive engineer. More

 

Morgannwg beauty students are made up with hat-trick of skills awards
25 April 2013
A trio of South Wales college students look to be heading for high-flying careers in the glamorous world of film and TV make-up after scooping top awards in a prestigious all-Wales skills competition. More

 

An apprentice beauty therapist working in Killay has been named runner up in Skills Competition Wales
22 April 2013
An apprentice beauty therapist from Swansea was a runner-up in a national competition for nail enhancements. More

 

Betsan wins bake-off
19 April 2013
College student, Betsan Towse, has used talents inherited from her baking enthusiast mother to scoop the top prize in an all-Wales cooking contest. More

 

Gwent accountants figure out award-winning formula
17 April 2013
A trio of students from Coleg Gwent have shown that their skills add up by winning bronze in a prestigious all-Wales contest to find the country’s best up-and-coming accountancy technicians. More

 

Menai students’ success at Cook and Serve final
15 April 2013
Coleg Menai catering students were celebrating their success recently in a competition to find Wales' best up and coming trainees. More

 

Sweet skills earn Ian Welsh final place
10 April 2013
A Coleg Gwent catering student gained fourth place in a mouth-watering skill competition final last month. More

 

IT-savvy Swansea students claim skills award
08 April 2013
Information and Communication Technology (ICT) students from Gower College Swansea have been recognised as two of Wales' most promising computer wizards after claiming gold and silver in the final of a prestigious all-Wales skills competition. More

 

Student Shines at Junior Construction Skills National Final
06 April 2013
A 15-year-old Coleg Llandrillo Construction student is celebrating after winning a medal at the Wales final of Skills Competition Wales – one of the UK’s largest multi-trade competitions. More

 

Student Angelo Amoruso claims top Skills Competition Wales award
06 April 2013
A Swansea student is celebrating after being named one of the brightest sparks in Welsh electronics. More

 

Menai hair and beauty students triumph in regional heats
04 April 2013
Students at Coleg Menai were celebrating success recently after taking part in the regional heat of the Skills Competition Wales, a contest which aims to find Wales' best up and coming trainees. More

 

Menai students' success at regional heats
04 April 2013
Coleg Menai students were celebrating success recently, after taking part in the regional heat of the Skills Competition Wales, a contest which aims to find Wales' best up and coming trainees. More

 

Ystrad Mynach College beauticians show their style in skills contest
01 April 2013
Ystrad Mynach College students took gold and silver awards in an all-Wales contest to find the country's most talented trainee beauticians. More

 

Grŵp Llandrillo Sweeps the Board at the UKs Biggest Skills Competition
01 April 2013
Grwp Llandrillo Menai is celebrating after its students swept the board at the Wales final of the Skills Competition Wales. 3D Modelling and Animation for Computer Games competition. More

 

College duo shift careers up a gear thanks to competition wins
28 March 2013
Two Coleg Gwent students have scooped the top prizes in a quest to find Wales’ best aspiring autobody repair technician. More

 

Ystrad Mynach College student shines in all-Wales electronics final
27 March 2013
Ystrad Mynach College student Jordan Clarke has just proved himself as one of the brightest young sparks in Welsh electronics by claiming silver in a prestigious all-Wales skills contest. More

 

Congratulations to Worldskills IT/Web Design/CISCO winners
27 March 2013
Budding IT professionals have gathered at Gower College Swansea for a Skills Competition Wales regional heat. More

 

We are the Champions
26 March 2013
Another win for Pembrokeshire College - Complementary Therapy students swept the board again at the Skills Wales 2013 Competition for Aromatherapy and Reflexology: Gold medallists Sarah King and Tess Knight, Silver medallists Charlotte Williams and Jade F More

 

Award for student's tech skills
26 March 2013
A Carmarthen student has won a gold award at a competition testing his skills in network technology. More

 

Scott turns brass into gold
20 March 2013
Scott James, aged 19, from Solva, has become another Skills Wales Champion for Pembrokeshire College. More

 

Deeside College win through in force to All-Wales Motor Vehicles Skills final
19 March 2013
Three Deeside College students have won through to the final of a competition to find Wales' best up and coming Motor Vehicle Technician. More

 

College learners shine at Construction Regional Finals
19 March 2013
Once again this year, Coleg Menai is celebrating its construction learners' success at the North Wales regional heats of one of the UK's largest multi-trade competitions. More

 

Students Shine at Construction Regional Finals
19 March 2013
Grŵp Llandrillo Menai is celebrating after its students swept the board at the North Wales regional heats of Skills Competition Wales – one of the UK’s largest multi-trade competitions. 11 out of the 12 qualifiers from three different construction tr More

 

Apprentice of the Year
14 March 2013
The Spring term has proved to be a very busy time for one of our Carpentry students at Coleg Ceredigion. More

 

Vehicle body repair technicians through to all-Wales final
08 March 2013
Three trainee vehicle body repair technicians from Coleg Gwent will be competing in the final of the competition to find Wales’ best up and coming vehicle body repair technician. More

 

Squad UK triumph at EuroSkills Spa 2012
09 October 2012
The UK has shown its talent once again, this time winning seven medals across five skills. More

 

WorldSkills UK announces team for EuroSkills competition
04 October 2012
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Engineering Student Scoops Bronze
06 July 2012
A Coleg Llandrillo Engineering student came away with a bronze medal in the Computer-aided design (CAD) category at the WorlsSkills Wales final, which took place in Llanelli. More

 

Ready for the WorldSkills challenge
30 March 2011
David Bowen has been designing websites since he was 12 years old, but he is going to need more than years of experience to prevail at WorldSkills 2011. That is why he hopes a new fitness regime will give him the edge More

 

THREE CHEFS REPRESENT WALES IN WORLDSKILLS UK
12 March 2010
Three young chefs will be displaying their culinary skills when representing Wales in the WorldSkills UK final in Bournemouth next week. More

 

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