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Skills on Show for #TeamTresham


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Corby students enjoyed the chance to showcase their skills in the first competitions to see who will represent Tresham at the national Skills Show in November against other students from colleges across the country.

More than 240 students from the Engineering, Construction, Hairdressing and Beauty courses competed in the college heats utilising the industry standard skills they’ve learnt already. Winners from each category are now being put forward for the regional heats taking place in March.

Various competitions were held in Hair and Beauty to cover the techniques learnt and the talent on show in the Tresham Studios (the college salons open to customers).

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Hairdressing students showcased their technical ability and creativity with plaiting, twisting and styling using a festive theme. Beauty students demonstrated client care and proficiency in massage and facial treatments whilst others created fantasy face painting and Christmas nail art. The Media, Hair and Make Up group recreated an image from a film, replicating characters from the Lion King, Frozen and Freddie Kruger!

Winners were presented with gift vouchers to reward their hard work and effort.

 Dan Burns, HoS for Sport, Leisure and Service Industries said:
The atmosphere was alive and it was great to see them respond positively to the competition showing pride in their abilities.”

The college’s Engineering and Construction students were also able to showcase their abilities in competitions for Plastering (Level 1 and Level 2), Engineering, Brickwork and Carpentry.

David Roberts, HoS for Engineering and Construction said:

“Competitions that are timed and pressured give an indication of working life; rewarding those who have shown a particular aptitude, skill or attitude in  their chosen trade. This will be a great opportunity to mix with the best students from other colleges and pit their skills against them with the chance for World Skills recognition. It is also a great addition to any CV to improve their employment chances after leaving college.”

Briclaying webThe fifteen finalists will now take part in the next stage which will see them compete against students from other colleges in the East Midlands in March. Winners from this stage will then be shortlisted to attend the national Skills Show held in Birmingham in November.

Andrea Finkel Gates, Director of Strategic Curriculum Operations said:

“This is the first time Tresham has held these types of skills competitions across the whole campus at the same time. The atmosphere was electric with students supporting their fellow classmates and encouraging them to do their best.
Entering competitions like this is a great way to highlight the fantastic work that is produced each year.”


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