St Davids College

Nat Finals Announced

Ben Hay named as National World Skills UK Finalist

Published: 02.08.2022 ( a year ago )

Congratulations to St David’s College pupil Ben Hay for being selected as a National Finalist in the World Skills UK Mechanical Engineering CAD Competition.

Ben, received the news at the beginning of the month after graduating from year 13 at St David’s College.

The national finals are designed to boost skills and confidence covering a wide range of professions across the UK, from bricklaying in Edinburgh to laboratory technicians in London. Finalists will be invited to venues all over the country in the week commencing 14th November 2022.

Competitors who impress could see themselves representing the UK at the “Skills Olympics” in France in 2024!

Ben, who will be collecting his A-level and Level 7 SQA Advanced CADD results later this month, said “I’m really happy to have made my way through to the finals. The calibre of the other finalists is so high - it’s a huge achievement to be included alongside them. I’ve worked really hard and it’s great to see that hard work pay off.”

Martin O’Leary, the Head of Design Technology at St David’s College said

“Ben is a cracking lad who has worked hard; he should be very proud to reach the finals. If I am not mistaken, I think Ben is the only finalist to come from the secondary sector. Quite an achievement - watch this space!”

Ben’s nomination is the latest in a long line of successes to come from the Design & Technology Department at St David’s College. We pride ourselves on our outstanding facilities and provision which are the envy of most other Secondary Schools and even many Higher and Further Education establishments.

Massive congratulations Ben! We will all be cheering you on in the finals in November.

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