Applied Computing Judges prestigious WorldSkills Competition
Young people from across Wales descended on Swansea to take part in the all-Wales final to find the most talented students in the field of web design. Hosted by Gower College Swansea and Judged by Industry Experts from the School of Applied Computing, the WorldSkills Web Design Competition is part of a network of tournaments supported by the Welsh Government and the European Social Fund to highlight the importance of developing strong Employment skills.
WorldSkills UK is the name for high quality skills competitions that are run annually throughout the UK. These competitions aim to encourage young people and adults across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales to excel in their skill area. They raise participation, esteem and standards in vocational training.
Congratulations to all the finalists listed below who made it through the heats to the Web Design Final:
- Mathew Bevan – Coleg Llandrillo
- Craig Mosey – Coleg Sir Gar
- Sarah Twigg – Coleg Llandrillo
- Jack Lloyd Davies – Gower College Swansea
- Jakub Pietrzyk – Gower College Swansea
- Jake Rooney – Coleg Llandrillo
Congratulations to the Winners: Jack Lloyd Davies, 1st , Jakub Pietrzyk, 2nd and Matthew Bevan 3rd
For the winners, the Swansea EU and Welsh Government-backed event could set them on the way to compete in the WorldSkills UK final later this year and possibly the WorldSkills International event in Rio de Janeiro.
James Williams, Senior Lecturer from the School of Applied Computing who judged the event, said: “WorldSkills Competitions are fantastic events and create opportunities for Students to develop their skills and enhance their Employment prospects. Congratulations to Gower College for providing and hosting the event and to all the students who pro-actively engaged and took advantage of the opportunity. It was great to see the students enthusiasm, they all performed really well, showcasing their skills in the creation of a fully-functional Multimedia Web Site. Congratulations to all the finalists and Good luck with your future Careers.”