Four SRC Butchers Make the Cut for UK Butchery Contest

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Tuesday, June 16th, 2015
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Four butchers from Southern Regional College will be aiming to show that they are a cut above the rest when they compete in the Northern Ireland Heat of the Butchery Worldskills UK National Competition this Thursday. src23Award-winning Southern Regional College is delighted to host the Worldskills NI Regional Heat at their Newry East Campus. The top performing participants will qualify for the final to be held at The Skills Show, at the NEC, Birmingham from 19-21 November 2015. The Skills Show is the nation’s largest skills and careers event and helps to shape the future of the next generation. Worldskills UK National Skills Competitions are designed to enhance apprenticeship and training programmes, improve and drive skills in the industry. Butchery is one of more than 60 skills to be featured in this year’s competitions. SRC are delighted to have four out of the five competitors in the line up for the NI heat taking place this Thursday. The students from SRC taking part in the competition are Diane Watt (18) from Newtownhamilton (T. Downey & Sons – Newry), Caoimhin Leonard (18) from Lurgan (Charlie Mallon Butchers – Portadown), James Gracey (20) from Dromore (Quails of Dromore), and Adam Spence (18) from Lisburn (V. Doran Butchers, Lisburn). Julie- Anne Stevenson, Deputy Head of School for Hospitality, Tourism, Business and Management said, “We at SRC are delighted to have four out of the five butchery competitors taking part in the NI Worldskills Heat this Thursday. “This event is an excellent platform for showcasing the wealth of butchery skills which we have here in Northern Ireland. She added, “This is a major development for butchery to be represented as a skill at Worldskills UK and we are excited that the profile of this industry craft is now being raised at this level. We wish all of the competitors every success on Thursday.”

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