skills contest

They're the best!

Hundreds of students took part in Somerset College’s first Skills Competition recently, when over 35 competitions were held across the campus.

It was the first such event, set to become an annual highlight, and students worked hard to win gold, silver and bronze placements in everything from brickwork to web design. They received trophies and certificates at a special College award ceremony.

External judges were invited from different sectors of industry and, along with College Governors, were impressed by the high calibre of student work.

The aim of the Skills Competition was to create greater awareness of top level skills and encourage students’ awareness of competitions at regional and national level that can lead on to the international WorldSkills competitions. These, which have been likened to skills ‘Olympics,’ are where top young people from across the globe compete in their chosen skill.

Caption: Students celebrate their skills awards.