Students from across our nine Greater Manchester Colleges have been crowned winners, receiving medals at the WorldSkills UK Competition.
During the competition hundreds of students tested the skills they had acquired from studying a range of technical courses at our colleges including Hair, Beauty, Construction, Digital, Sports and Engineering amongst many more.
This year the event was extra special as the competitions were hosted across Greater Manchester at universities and five of our GMColleges colleges’ campuses, The Trafford College Group, The Manchester College, Wigan & Leigh College, Oldham College and Tameside College.
The competition provided not only an opportunity for young people to develop technical excellence, but also personal attributes such as teamwork and resilience, as well as employability skills.
The GMColleges winners are, receiving Gold Adam Biddulph (Plumbing), Silver Amy Martin (Nail Technician), Edward Coldrick (IT Support Tech), Dylan Phillips (Mechatronics), Matthew Coutts (Mechatronics) and Natalie Godfrey (Commercial Makeup). Scooping Bronze medals were Crystal Palmer (Commercial Makeup), Jonathan Wilde (Fire Detection/Alarm Systems), Lily Holland (Foundation Health/Social Care), Norah Nwikonzor (Foundation Hairdressing), Shirin Asl (Confectionery/Patisserie), Summer Corcoran (Nail Technician), Tre Peele (Foundation Motor Vehicle) with Kien grundy securing Highly Commended.
Trafford College Group Skills Specialist, Joan Scott said “We are so proud of all of our students for taking part and a huge congratulations to those that received medals. This year’s event felt even more special as we co hosted at home in Greater Manchester.
“We support our students by hosting our very own GMColleges Skills Competition, which begins earlier in the year, ensuring they can hone their skills before the WorldSkills UK event. These fantastic competitions showcase the incredible talent pipeline across our region, and support our Greater Manchester Combined Authority ambitions to become an Integrated Technical City Region.”
This year’s WorldSkills UK Competition also saw The Trafford College Group crowned winner as England’s Top Performing Institution for 2023.
Registrations for GMColleges Skills Competition open in February 2024.