Colin’s on course for skills competition national final

Colin  is pictured receiving his award from Carol Murray.
Colin is pictured receiving his award from Carol Murray.

A Forfar student was one of two from Angus College to emerge as winners at a recent construction skills competition in Glasgow.

Colin Milne was the outright winner in the Bricklaying (senior) heat, while Lee Knox from Dundee was named the winner in the Joinery (senior) heat.

The competition, held at the City of Glasgow College, was organised during Scottish Apprenticeship Week to promote both the construction industry and its future workforce.

SkillBuild, delivered by CITB Scotland, is the largest multi-trade competition in the country for construction trainees and apprentices.

The highest scoring winners from the regional events are then invited to compete in a UK national final in November.

The heats were held during the 2014 Scottish Apprenticeship Week, which was organised by Skills Development Scotland to encourage many more employers to take on apprentices.

Both students reveived their awards from Carol Murray, Head of School for Construction, Engineering and Energy at City of Glasgow College.

Graeme Ogilvy, CITB Scotland director, said: “Scottish Apprenticeship Week gives CITB Scotland the perfect opportunity to showcase the many skills, occupations and opportunities available to young people who might be considering a job in the construction industry. We congratulate all the winners of this week’s SkillBuild heats, all those who took part in the competition and indeed the many partners who supported the superb event at City of Glasgow College.

“We provide gold standard apprenticeships that meet the needs of a hi-tech, world-class industry with outstanding career prospects, helping companies skill-proof their businesses, invest in skills and plan for the future. We look forward to working with Skills Development Scotland and other partners to shine a light on the value of the industry.”