Six carpentry students from the Greater Brighton Metropolitan College (MET) attended last week’s SkillBuild regional heat in Southampton. After a challenging six-hour competition, three of the students won an award in their respective specialisms.
SkillBuild is a national competition run by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB). Students compete against their peers in their chosen craft occupation during regional heats, with the overall highest performers being entered into the national final. For the MET’s first year of entry, six intermediate apprentices were entered into the Southampton regional heat.
Following the demanding workshop challenge, the judges pronounced Saul Sherrif the 1st place winner in the Joinery (New Entrant) category. Ashley Hilton was awarded 2nd place for Carpentry (New Entrant) and Josh Bradley won 2nd place in the ‘Senior’ Joinery category.
Geoff Coughlan, Head of Construction and Engineering at Brighton MET, said;
"All six of our students were a credit to the College and the Carpentry team, but it’s even more fantastic that three were recognised with an award."
The last regional heat takes place at the end of June, after which the College will find out whether any of their students have made it through to the National Final in November.