Keighley Man Reaches National Final of Prestigious Competition



11 October 2017

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A former Craven College student has reached the final of the country's largest construction skills competition.

Plasterer, David Scott, who studied at Craven College last year, qualified for the SkillBuild National Final following success at a regional SkillBuild event back in May, where he took first place. David's score was amongst the highest in the country and enough to secure him a spot in the Final to be held at The Skills Show at Birmingham's NEC in November.

SkillBuild is the largest multi-skilled construction competition in the country covering ten craft occupations including, wall and floor tiling, bricklaying and plastering. The competition has been running for over 45 years and sees the very best in construction talent compete against each other to be crowned the SkillBuild winner in their chosen trade.

David Scott, 34, from Keighley, said: "Reaching the final is a fantastic feeling. To be recognized as one of the best in my trade is an honour and something I am very proud of. I owe thanks to my tutor, Steve Syers, who helped me a lot in the lead up to the regionals and I am grateful for him inviting me back in to college to practise for the finals. His advice and guidance means a lot and without him and the college as a whole, I wouldn't be where I am today."

Plastering tutor, Steve Syers said: "I was delighted when I found out David had reached the final. He really did put a lot of hard work into his preparation and that has certainly paid off. For him to go on and win the whole thing would mean a lot to the both of us, and the college, although we are extremely proud of him no matter what the outcome."

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