Students at King’s Lynn’s College of West Anglia ‘Go for Gold' in WorldSkills UK Competitions
College students will be taking part in this year's WorldSkills UK finals.
Six College of West Anglia (CWA) students will be competing in the nation’s largest skills and careers event.
It brings together apprentices, students, and young people from across the country to compete to be the best in their chosen skills.
The competitions encourage young people to be ambitious in their pursuit of excellence while equipping them with life-long skills.
This year over 6000 people registered to take part in more than 50 WorldSkills UK competitions.
With 442 students and apprentices who have qualified for the finals, which means CWA finalists are in the top 7% of all students who registered to compete.
CWA finalists also represent 30% of all finalists from the East of England.
The 2023 National Finals will take place between November 14-17 in colleges, independent training providers, and Universities across Greater Manchester.
The awards ceremony will be held on Friday, November 17 at the Bridgewater Hall in Manchester.
From CWA the following students will be competing:
Health and Social Care – Molly Hewitt and Monika Rosca; Foundation Skills Hairdressing – Amy Grassick; Electrical Installation – Jason Robinson; Hairdressing – Kyanne Taylor; Foundation Skills: Horticulture – Jayden Maycroft.
On Tuesday, October 17 Principal of CWA, David Pomfret, hosted a ‘Go for Gold’ reception at College of West Anglia Novus restaurant in Lynn to celebrate the success of the competitors in reaching the finals.
Mr Pomfret said: “WorldSkills is the pinnacle of all skills competitions and has been dubbed the Skills Olympics.
“The purpose of this event is to celebrate the achievement of the six CWA students who have secured their place in the national finals of WorldSkills UK 2023 and support them as they ‘Go for Gold’.
“They have done fantastically well and should be immensely proud of themselves”.