GMCG Skills Competition

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Inspiring technical skills excellence in Greater Manchester

Every year the GMCG holds a Skills Competition for its students. It is one of the largest in the UK, involving over 750 students competing across 50 competitions with each of the 9 colleges hosting a different sector every year.

Run by a dedicated group of Champions from each College the Competition also serves as a feeder for the national WorldSkills competitions and has helped to highlight the work of the Colleges and the fantastic achievements of our students.

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The GMCG Skills Competition aims to raise the profile of technical skills in Greater Manchester and offers students, trainees and apprentices a chance to challenge, benchmark and raise their skills by taking part in competitions across a range of sectors.

The competitions also serve to raise the awareness of technical education, and career pathways that will impact positively not only on the individual students but on the future workforce of businesses and the economy of Greater Manchester as a whole. 

Unfortunately, in 2021 the pandemic has meant GMCG has not been able to hold this competition in the usual way but we have used to opportunity to showcase what has still been achieved by our students whilst in lockdown learning. 

As things return to normal, plans are already underway to expand the competitions further in 2022 and beyond.

“The competition work is so worthwhile. It helps develop excellent skills and helps those students go further, faster.”

Joan Scott
Assistant Principal, Trafford College

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Project Lead

Joan Scott

Assistant Principal
The Trafford College Group

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Winner of WorldSkills Unsung Hero Award

Joan Scott, Assistant Principal, The Trafford College Group has been announced as the winner of the first WorldSkills Unsung Hero Award at the Tes FE Awards 2020. Read the article here.

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