Carshalton College students, Sean Covell and Laura Nelson took part in this year's Regional Heats at The World Skills UK Games Development Competition on Wednesday 8 May 2013.
The World Skills Games Development Competition was founded by five Colleges including Carshalton College. The Games Development Competition aims to increase awareness of the industry and highlight the level of skill in this area within Colleges.
The top ten competitors from the two regional heats have made it through to the final competition which will take place at The Skills Show in November 2013. Carshalton College Games Development student, Sean Covell rose to the challenge at the London regional heat and has secured his place as one of the final ten competitors. Sadly, Laura's score fell 2% below the top ten and she is on the reserve list should any competitors withdraw.
Mark Gatehouse, Tutor says, "The World Skills Games Development Competition has become a highly regarded competition that challenges students and showcases the talent and level of skill in this area. We are delighted Sean has made it through to the finals and believe he will be a strong contender. Most of all I am delighted that the hard work of all the students and our specialist teaching staff ( Kieran O'Donnell and Michael Davies ) has led us to the final for the third year running! More impressive is that judging from the score chart almost any of our current students would have achieved a place in the National top twenty! "
The Skills Show, organised by WorldSkills UK is one of the largest skills and careers events in the UK. The show hosts a range of skills competitions, awards and activities. Visitors get to watch young talented individuals take part in the WorldSkills UK Competitions and have the chance to get involved themselves. There is also a plethora of jobs, training and careers advice available.
We wish Sean the very best of luck at the finals in November.