On Tuesday 11 June two construction students from Carshalton College, Jodon Torre and Daniel Barclay took part in the SkillBuild regional competition.
The SkillBuild competition is the largest multi-trade competition in the country for construction trainees and apprentices, covering ten craft occupations. SkillBuild is run by CITB with the endorsement of WorldSkills, competition managers for the bi-annual WorldSkills competitions, and covers ten craft occupations including Bricklaying.
Jodon Torre and Daniel Barclay currently studying their Level 2 cSkills Diploma in Brickwork at Carshalton College took part in the Senior Category in the Bricklaying competition with competitors from five other Colleges.
The students were presented with a plan of the wall they were required to build within 6 hours. Both Jodon and Daniel took on the task in a mature and efficient manner and built impressive walls. The two students only narrowly missed out on a place in the next round where entrants will have the opportunity to challenge for a place on the WorldSkills UK team.
College Tutor, Matthew Proctor said "Both Daniel and Jodon rose to the challenge of the competition and built sound walls under the time and competition pressure. We are really proud of their achievement at the competition."