SRC Newry student selected to compete at WorldSkills in Abu Dhabi

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Monday, May 15th, 2017
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SRC1The United Kingdom’s elite young skilled women and men have been selected to go for gold against the rest of the World. Successful super-talented Team UK members have beaten off the challenge from thousands of fellow and former apprentices and students to represent the UK at the WorldSkills Finals in Abu Dhabi this October.
  Southern Regional College apprentice Armondas Tamulis is among those selected and will compete in Wall and Floor Tiling at WorldSkills Abu Dhabi.
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25th March 2017Armondas is from Portadown and studied Level 2 and 3 Wall and Floor Tiling at the SRC’s Newry Greenbank campus. Armondas is no stranger to competitions and has previously won the NI Skillbuild and UK regional WorldSkills Gold Medals and the Montgomery Award from the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers.
  The WorldSkills two-year selection process has seen competitors win regional heats, a national final, European finals and last month jump the final hurdle reaching the most testing international standards at a team selection showdown. The talented skilled professionals including Armondas will continue to undergo a rigorous regime of Olympic style training in preparation for the most intense week of competition imaginable.
  WorldSkills UK, which helps young people ‘Go Further, Faster’, is spearheading the use of competition in the workplace, training centres, schools and colleges to inspire the next generation and fill the skills gap. WorldSkills CEO Dr Neil Bentley said, “Our ability to produce the right number of skilled, motivated, young people is vital for productivity, competitiveness and economic growth. Skills top the agenda of so many organisations – Governments across the UK and the CBI through to the Trade Unions and education sector.”
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25th March 2017 Box AdvertAt the last WorldSkills Competition, held in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 2015, the UK achieved its best ever result and was ranked seventh in the medal table. SRC student Gary Doyle brought home Gold from Sao Paulo.
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