King’s Lynn college to host construction contest

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The best construction talent will be competing at an presitigous contest in West Norfolk.

The College of West Anglia (CWA) King’s Lynn has been announced as the region’s SkillBuild Host College 2016.

Organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), Skillbuild aims to find the country’s most accomplished construction trainees in trades such as bricklaying, plastering, painting and decorating, and carpentry.

Success at the regional heat will give entrants the opportunity to challenge for a place on the WorldSkills UK team and progress to compete at the 2017 WorldSkills competition in Abu Dhabi, UAE.

Principal David Pomfret said: “We have seven entries for the WorldSkills national heat at Birmingham NEC, in November this year.

“That’s 25 percent of the regional entries coming from CWA.

“This is a really prestigious competition and we are really excited and keen as a college to embrace the opportunity to host the regional SkillBuild heat, next year.”

Les Inkpen, skills competition manager at CITB, said: “SkillBuild promotes the talents of the region’s construction students through inter-college competition.

“It’s not just about laying a brick, it’s the science behind it – being alert, knowing your craft. We want to find the best of the best in the area”

The competition starts on June 16, next year with a six hour competition. Presentations will be taking place that evening.

All competitors must be under than age of 23 in the year of competition and been born on or after 1 January 1995.

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