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College student nails third place in competition

The college hosted a regional SkillBuild competition for another year running at the purposed built Construction Centre CUBE, where student Krisztofer Seres placed third.

SkillBuild is a UK-wide competition for construction students and apprentices to compete in their trades. Students from other colleges were in attendance to compete in bricklaying, plastering, tiling, painting, carpentry and joinery, cabinet making, drylining and tiling trades.

Krisztofer Seres, a Level 3 Bricklayer student at the college took third place for the bricklaying trade. He said: “I felt good about it. I have been practicing for two months. When I found out I placed third, I was surprised at first, but I was really excited.”

Eight other students from the College competed in the bricklaying and plastering categories. Students and staff from across the College and local community showed support to all competitors. The Mayor of Barnsley, Councillor Michael Stowe and Mayoress Elaine Stowe were also in attendance and got a tour of the centre’s facilities and the different trades competing. They showed support for the students work and spoke with SkillBuild and the College’s construction staff.

Mayor and Mayoress of Barnsley (left) and Jonathan Inglesfield, Head of Construction department (right).

Jonathan Inglesfield, the Head of the Construction department at College, added: “We are immensely proud of Krisztofer’s outstanding achievements in the construction competition.

“Our construction skills event was a tremendous success, showcasing the incredible talent, dedication, and craftmanship of all participants. This celebration of skill and teamwork underscores the bright future of our industry, and we couldn’t be prouder of everyone’s achievements.

“We are deeply grateful for the Mayor for attending our construction skills event. Their presence and support highlight the importance of skilled trades in our community and inspire our participants to continue striving for excellence.”

For more information about the Construction courses available to study at Barnsley College, visit www.barnsley.ac.uk/construction, email info@barnsley.ac.uk or call 01226 216 123.

Last updated: 10th June 2024

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