Highbury College students to take part in national skills competition

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THREE Highbury College construction trainees have won a place at the finals of a competition.

Skillbuild 2013 is the UK’s largest multi-trade competition.

All three will compete against the best trainees in the country in categories including bricklaying, plastering and wall and floor tiling.

Brynley Comley, 20, Michael Dobson, 28 and Thomas Jeffrey, 20 will compete with more than 100 other people.

Rob Higgins, head of construction at Highbury said: ‘We’re delighted to see Brynley, Michael and Thomas go through to the national finals of SkillBuild 2013.

‘It’s a real testament to the work that they have been doing and we foresee a bright future ahead for them.’

Gillian Cain, regional delivery manager for CITB in the south said: ‘The SkillBuild 2013 finals will celebrate the enormous amount of construction talent across the nation.

‘The finals bring together the country’s most promising construction trainees and we are really excited to see another year of outstanding achievement.

‘SkillBuild encourages excellence, helps to raise standards in training and is an exciting way to showcase the outstanding talent coming into the construction industry.’

It takes place at the NEC in Birmingham from Thursday, November 14, until Saturday, November 16.