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Construction learners showcase skills during Industry Week

26th April 2010 <b>Construction</b> learners showcase skills during Industry Week

Last week was Industry Week at Calderdale College; a College-wide event aimed at giving learners further insight into the industries in which they are hoping to join upon completion of their studies.

Last week was Industry Week at Calderdale College; a College-wide event aimed at giving learners further insight into the industries in which they are hoping to join upon completion of their studies.

The week began with a successful Breakfast Briefing which was attended by local employers, Business for Calderdale members, College staff and learners. Throughout the week many visitors from a broad range of industries visited the College, from make-up artists and actors to firemen and sports coaches. To see photographs from Industry Week click here.
 

Learners across the four construction areas; brickwork, plastering, joinery and painting & decorating took part in the Interskill Build Competition. The competitors included learners from the College’s Francis Street Campus, North Halifax Skills Centre, Build Academy in Huddersfield and Apprenticeship Programmes. Competitors in each area showcased their skills by completing timed tasks. The competition was judged by Jayne Spencer of Pennine Housing, Popsie Singh of MBE Glazing Systems and David Wright of CSW Plumbing & Heating.

The results of the competition were:

Joinery- 1st: Reuben Pollard, Runner up: Toby Shalto
Painting & Decorating- 1st: Dale Ruby, Runner up: Lisa King
Brickwork- 1st: Nick Thomas, Runner up: Karl Drake
Plastering- 1st: James Johnson, Runner up: Ryan Hedges
 

All competitors received a certificate and a tape measure for their hard work. First place winners received prizes up to the value of £50. Runners up received prizes up to the value of £25. Prizes were kindly provided by Banson Tool Hire Ltd, AGC Tools & Fixings and Charles Watsons (Ironmongers) Ltd.

To see more photographs from the show click here.

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