Success for SRC as students return home victorious from WorldSkills UK finals | Newry Times

Posted by
Friday, December 10th, 2021
Community, Jobs & Careers

Southern Regional College students have once again returned triumphant from the recent WorldSkills UK finals held across the UK scooping 3 Gold, 1 Silver, 1 Bronze and 2 highly commended medals.


Success for SRC as students return home victorious from WorldSkills UK finals | Newry Times - local news newry


These outstanding results saw SRC yet again top the NI College’s leader board and achieve 3rd overall in the UK.



Gold Medal Winners

Shannon Fearon for Beauty Therapy (from Benburb)

Fiona Hagan for Creative Media Make-Up (from Armagh)

Aaron Gillespie for Wall & Floor Tiling (from Armagh)

Silver Medal Winner

Patrick Sheerin for Automation (from Portadown)

Bronze Medal Winner

Jacqui Hawthorne for Painting & Decorating (from Armagh)



Highly Commended Medal Winners

Codie Jo Carr for Butchery (from Portadown)

Tony Kane for Wall & Floor Tiling (from Newry)

The annual WorldSkills UK competition provides opportunities for individual students to test their knowledge and skills against the very best across the UK.

Minister for the Economy, Gordon Lyons MLA says, “This is a fantastic achievement.

“I want to congratulate all of those students who took part in the WorldSkills UK competitions and so ably represented Northern Ireland.

“Raising the standard of skills is a key driver to growing a stronger economy and promoting inward investment as we take on the challenge of boosting the Northern Ireland economy.

“Competitions such as these enable students to measure their ability and aptitude against others in the same field helping them to progress and develop their skills.

“Well done to all the participants and I have high hopes for those who will now take the next step in representing Northern Ireland and the UK on a global stage. Good Luck to everyone.”

Brian Doran, Principal & CEO of Southern Regional College says, “We are incredibly proud of all our students who travelled and competed in the WorldSkills UK Competitions.



“Their dedication and talent for their chosen course is a real reflection of the incredible skills students in further education across Northern Ireland have and we were thrilled to be able to display that on a national level.

“The Southern Regional College students, under the close guidance of their mentors, have once again propelled SRC to the top spot within NI and third place overall in the UK – no small achievement.

“The WorldSkills competitions are a fantastic opportunity for our students to learn new, innovative ways of learning while also showcasing their talents on a UK-wide platform.

“This gives great confidence and opportunities for our students, many of whom use their WorldSkills experiences when moving onto university or into employment.

“I would like to pay tribute to all our participants and the mentors who supported them.



“And I look forward to cheering them on as they have the opportunity to progress to the international WorldSkills competitions in 2022,” he adds.


Keep up to date with all the latest Newry news, what’s on Newry, and Today’s Newry News Now HERE.


Both comments and pings are currently closed.

Comments are closed


This website does not share personal information with third parties nor do we store any information about your visit other than to analyze and optimize your content and reading experience through the use of cookies. You can turn off the use of cookies at anytime by changing your specific browser settings.

We are not responsible for republished content from this blog on other blogs or websites without our permission. This privacy policy is subject to change without notice and was last updated on 16/01/2017. If you have any questions feel free to contact Newry Times by emailing

Log in