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Plastering Student Competing to be Crowned the Best in the UK at WorldSkills

Published 06 November
Construction courses

Emma Firth from Craven College will be taking part in the WorldSkills UK Finals at LIVE with the hope of being named the UK’s best Plasterer. Taking place from 21 – 23 November at the NEC, Birmingham, WorldSkills UK LIVE is the UK’s largest skills, apprenticeship and careers event and is free to attend. At the heart of the event are the National Finals of the WorldSkills UK Competitions, which are run in 70 different skills across industries including Digital, Technology, Engineering, Construction and Hospitality. Emma, from Sough, Barnoldswick secured her place in the WorldSkills UK Finals after excelling in the National Qualifiers which took place in the summer. She will join over 500 of the UK’s top apprentices and learners who will be competing in the Finals with the aim of winning Gold, Silver and Bronze in their chosen skill.

Steve Syers, Plastering Tutor says, ‘Emma has been practising well and is ready for the competition. We are supporting her every step of the way’.

Designed by industry experts, the WorldSkills UK Competitions equip apprentices and learners with the world-class skills needed to help UK businesses better compete globally. Dr Neil Bentley-Gockmann OBE, Chief Executive, WorldSkills UK said: “I wish Emma the best of luck as they compete at WorldSkills UK LIVE. “At WorldSkills UK we work to accelerate the development of young people’s skills from national to world-class standards. We’re creating a new generation of high flyers that give UK employers a competitive edge.”

Emma says ’I’m excited to see how far I’ve come from first learning plastering and putting my skills to the test’. Good luck, Emma!

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