STUDENTS CHIP AWAY TO SCOOP CARPENTRY MEDALS

Talented students from City of Wolverhampton College are celebrating after achieving a clean sweep in a regional carpentry competition.

Carpentry and joinery students won 1st and 2nd in both the under 20’s and over 20’s in the regional finals of the Institute of Carpenters Craft competition, beating stiff competition from colleges across the West Midlands.

Jorge Brough, age 19, won the under 20’s regional final while Shane Humphreyson, 18, came second. In the over 20’s category Thomas Morgan, 21, came 1st closely followed by Nathan Hassall, 26.

The group impressed judges after following detailed instruction to build an outdoor sign for a public house.

Curriculum manager Joel Dalhouse said: “This competition is the most prestigious in the country and to complete a clean sweep in the West Midlands regional competition is extraordinary and is testament to the hard work put in by both students and staff, who put in extra hours to complete a very complicated task.”

The winners were awarded £100, with runners up receiving £40.
The college is still accepting applications for carpentry courses starting now. For more information ring 01902 836000 or visit www.wolvcoll.ac.uk/subject/construction/

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