Tuesday, November 2, 2010

DT117/2 Students attend National Skills Competition

The DT117/2 class visited the National Skills and it was a very productive and informative visit. All the supervisory staff at each competion gave the students a talk on the piece of work being completed by the competing students.

The 53rd annual National Skills Competition has apprentices from all over Ireland to compete to be the national champion in their chosen trade. The competition aims to test every aspect of the skill and workmanship of the apprentices over an intense period of two and a half days.

Every two years the best Irish apprentices compete in World Skills, which has been dubbed the Olympics for tradespeople. World Skills 2011 will take place in London and it is hoped that Ireland will be well represented. “Irish apprentices have proven that they have some of the highest levels of workmanship in world” said Donal Keys. “We have an enviable record at World Skills where we’ve won the gold medal in 3 out of the last 4 years for car mechanics and also won gold last year for aircraft mechanics. That’s an incredible achievement for such a small country as Ireland.”

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