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Canterbury Students Strike Gold at Regional Skills Competition

Yesterday (Wednesday 4 March) was the 2020 Kent Further Education KFE4Skills competition, which saw Canterbury students awarded top accolades across the board in an event that showcases the best that the county has to offer.

KFE4Skills is an annual event that sees the variety of abilities that students hone at college put to the test against students from colleges around the county: The EKC Group, Mid Kent, North Kent and Hadlow. After being hosted at our own Canterbury campus last year, Mid Kent hosted the 2020 contest at their Medway campus.

Competing across the sectors, from Automotive Technology and Beauty Therapy to Website Design and Welding, students that had been selected to represent their colleges through internal heats arrived raring and ready to show off their technical and creative attributes.

No less than 200 finalists arrived at the event with KFE4Skills awarding 75 gold, silver and bronze awards across the specialisations and some of our very own were there to claim the top prize!

Alex O’Callaghan achieved gold in the Photography category, while we also gained gold in the Plumbing and Acting categories for Charlie Lilley and Georgie Ray respectively. Well done to these three, who may now even go onto represent Kent Further Education in the prestigious national World Skills event in the future!

Further medals were also won by Canterbury College students:

Silver:
Electrical Installation - Harlen Deadman
Performing Arts - Musical Theatre - Darcy Sims
Welding - Ross Buggins

Bronze:
Early Years - Ceyda Bardakci
Fashion & Photography Make-up - Tegan Cater

A massive congratulations to all those Canterbury College students that took part in the event - whether you were a medallist, finalist, inter-college participant or simply just there to support your peers - as well as the staff who helped along the way.

If this has inspired you, talk to your tutors now, or head over to the Kent Further Education page today and find out how you can get involved in next year’s contest.