BEST IN WALES

COLEG CAMBRIA is on top of the world after achieving Wales’ best results at a national skills ceremony.

The college won nine medals, was highly commended in two categories and achieved a staggering 25 points at the Worldskills UK LIVE competition in Birmingham.

Cambria finished fourth in the overall league table and number one in Wales, to the delight of Chief Executive David Jones.

“What an unbelievable effort, a remarkable result that shows how talented and determined the students and staff are here at Coleg Cambria,” said Mr Jones.

“If you take into account the medals achieved by the learners who were entered into the competition via their employers then we would be third in the table, which is testament to the partnerships we have with industry leaders here in North Wales.”

He added: “I would like to thank everyone who worked so hard for this resounding success. It’s amazing but not surprising because you are all truly exceptional.”

WorldskillsUK LIVE is the biggest skills, apprenticeships and careers event in the country.

The students demonstrated the ability and experience they’ve gained at the college and with leading organisations in myriad sectors, from Airbus, Raytheon Systems and JCB Transmissions to Magellan Aerospace and Thomas Cook Airlines.

Cambria – which has sites in Wrexham, Deeside, Llysfasi and Northop – has a burgeoning reputation at WorldSkills and that was further reinforced at the weekend, where winners included:

Gold: George Sears (Customer Service), Karolina Witkowska (Beauty Therapy – Body) and Oscar Jackson (Aeronautical Engineering – Mechanical – Thomas Cook Airlines).

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