Skilled students could be set for Abu Dhabi

PUBLISHED: 09:00 05 October 2015

Jordan Tucker and Jordan Jones.

Jordan Tucker and Jordan Jones.

Neil Phillips Photography

STUDENTS from Weston-super-Mare have made it to the final stage of an international skills competition.

Jordan Tucker and Sam Dennis from Weston College and Jordan Jones, Stefan Richardson and Chris Cardwell from the North Somerset Enterprise and Technology College (NSETC) have secured places in the WorldSkills UK Web Design final.

This year five out of the 10 finalists came from Weston, and are all taught by lecturer Jason Hill. He said: “This is a fantastic achievement for all of the students and staff involved, and for the college and the NSETC.

“We have set a new benchmark for the regional finals, with not only the scores, but also more students from the college regionals making it to the final.”

The students are due to showcase their skills at the UK final at Birmingham’s NEC on November 11. They will have to work to an unseen brief and if they are successful will compete in Abu Dhabi in 2017.”

NSETC’s principal Karen Cornick said: “As part of their course, our IT students work to several professional briefs, and their success reflects the industry focus which is central to the NSETC vision for its students.”

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