Over the weekend, Team UK’s Craig Kennedy added to the medal tally, taking home a bronze for a phenomenal performance in car painting. We also had team members winning more Medallions for Excellence, proving world-class standards across a range of competitions, including Ellie Mumby in hairdressing, Will Hunt in welding and Mona Nawaz in digital construction. Congratulations to all of these incredible competitors.
Earlier in the competition we had our first gold medal from James Boyes in the cabinet making competition in Basel, Switzerland, and George Schembri landed bronze in the jewellery competition in Geneva. On top of this, Team UK’s competitors in Korea took home a hat-trick of medallions of excellence, with Lewis Newton getting his in the web technologies competition, Luke Jowett and Sai Putravu taking theirs in cyber security and George Hutchison winning his medallion of excellence in 3D Game art.
This is in addition to Team UK’s Liam Whitby & Kamil Zmich who achieved bronze in the Industry 4.0 competition in Stuttgart!
All our amazing competitors are flying the flag for Britain as a powerhouse in the global Skills Economy.
Our medal winners so far:
A cabinet making ace from Northampton has been crowned the world’s best at the WorldSkills 2022 Special Edition competition.
Twenty-two-year old James Boyes went up against rivals from 19 different countries, having been training for the ultimate prize since January 2020. Preparation for international competition is normally a two-year programme, but the global pandemic forced the finals, originally scheduled for 2021, to be pushed back a year.
Prior to the competition James said: “I am so excited to have made Team UK. It’s been a long journey to this point but all that hard work has really paid off. A massive thanks to my training manager and everyone else who supported me and pushed me so hard.”
Well done James, we’re all incredibly proud of you.