WorldSkills UK

Engineering apprentices studying for qualifications at City of Wolverhampton College have been named among the best in the country after winning medals in a top skills competition.

Apprentices Niall Howarth, Jon Mackay and Matt Plant who work for Moog Aircraft Group – Wolverhampton Operations, and advanced apprentice Cameron Mia, who is employed by Unitech Machinery Ltd in Burntwood, all picked up bronze awards in the WorldSkills UK competition at the NEC in Birmingham earlier this month.

The Moog apprentices – who are all studying for a HNC in mechanical engineering – won their medal in the manufacturing team challenge, whilst Cameron, who is studying for a Level 3 diploma in fabrication and welding, achieved his award in the individual higher sheet metalwork category.

Claire Boliver, principal of the college, said: “These awards show how, once again, City of Wolverhampton College is significantly contributing to the development of a talented local workforce and equipping those who study here with the skills that employers are looking for.

“I am absolutely delighted that the apprentices have done so well in such a prestigious competition and am confident that with the skills they are learning on their courses, the experience they are gaining in the workplace, and the support they receive from their employers and staff at the college, they have successful careers ahead of them.”

WorldSkills UK inspires young people and adults to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills to the highest level.  The national competitions are designed to test competitors’ skills in a range of critical elements that demonstrate excellence in their chosen trade.


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