(From left to right: Andrew Fielding - Electronics UK competitor, Chris Young - Electrical Installation UK competitor, World Skills Logo for the competition 2011.)
London is always a very exciting place to be, and today, as the ExCeL reaches its full capacity harbouring the world’s biggest vocational skills competition – you can really feel it in the air.
Today 1,200 competitors from approximately 51 countries/regions around the world will be competing in 45 skills that range from bricklaying to beauty therapy to landscape gardening all battling to win a medal during the 4 days of intense competition.
As a specialist electrical training company our support is particular directed to the two young gentlemen competing in electrical installation and electronics.
Chris Young and Andrew Fielding competing in the aforementioned field respectively are two very intelligent and capable young men who are hugely passionate for their chosen skills.
Andrew Fielding: “I believe engineers shape the world we live in and I wanted to be part of that, creating and working with new technologies. I would like to one day become a managing director, travel to every continent in the world and complete a private pilot’s license.”
Chis Young: “(My biggest personal achievements are) achieving and passing my apprenticeship and becoming the UK gold winner. I also achieved first place in the Advanced Apprenticeship Awards and Bridgwater College Apprentice of the Year. (My ambition is) to learn new skills, strive for excellence and represent my country at WorldSkills.”
As a company we’re extremely proud of all the young people choosing to compete in WorldSkills as they are raising awareness for vocational skills and promoting the amazing opportunities they bring. Vocational careers open so many doors to so many people as they enable you to have both qualifications and experience which are the two key ingredients that employers search for in new employees. Learning the job alongside the practical skills will enhance the experience and make you more saleable.
We wish both boys and the rest of the UK team the best of luck!