Apprentices Build Sound Foundation

28th May 2014

JUST under 100 competitors from across Northern Ireland tested their skills in 11 different construction trades at Skillbuild 2014 recently at the Southern Regional College in Newry.

Skillbuild NI, run by CITBConstructionSkills NI, is held annually each spring with the top local construction apprentices competing to win coveted titles ranging from brickwork to wall
and floor tiling.

The winners can then go on to represent Northern Ireland in the Skills Show UK and potentially at WorldSkills.

This competition encourages trainees to improve their skills and provides an example of the high quality work being produced in training organisations and colleges across Northern Ireland.

Raymond Whiteford, chairman of the Skillbuild Advisory Group, said: “This competition provides the perfect platform to demonstrate the enormous talent we have in the industry.”

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