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College Students Shine at Regional Skills Competition

Thirteen students from our College recently made it through to the finals of the 2020 Kent Further Education Skills Competition in Medway, taking home a total of eight medals.  

The students competed in a range of industry categories showcasing their skills and knowledge in areas such as Culinary Arts, Automotive Technology, Web Design and Media Make Up.  

Level 3 Motor Vehicle Service and Maintenance Technician Apprentice, Euan Munt, scooped the Gold Medal for Automotive Technology.

Meanwhile, Level 3 Diploma in Theatrical, Special Effects and Hair and Media Make Up students, Skye Knight and Hannah Purkess, respectively took home the Silver and Bronze Medals in the Media Make Up category. 

Elsewhere, Silver Medals were awarded to Level 3 Professional Cookery student, Blake Verlin, for Culinary Arts; Level 3 Extended Diploma in Art and Design student, Joseph Yong, for Graphic Design; Level 2 Plumbing student, Ricci Mewton, for Plumbing; and Level 3 Extended Diploma in Information Technology student, Ethan Smith-Coss, for Web Design.  

Level 3 Diploma in Site Carpentry student, Reiss Wells, completed our winning streak by taking home the Bronze Medal for Site Carpentry.  

Principal of Broadstairs College, Kurt Slater, was delighted with the outcome commenting: “We had 13 students competing in the KFE competition and we couldn’t be prouder of each and every one of them. These are very talented young people who are training to become the next generation of employees."   

Kurt went on to say: “Our staff and students have worked very hard to prepare for this competition.  Our medal win is a fantastic achievement. The success is testament to the high standards of training provided at Broadstairs College. Congratulations to all medal winners, and especially Euan Munt, who won a gold medal for Automotive. All our students should be very pleased with their achievement.” 

The Kent Further Education Skills Competition showcases the talents of students in further education across Kent and Medway and helps prepare them for national and international vocational skills competitions. 

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