KFE 4 Skills Live encourages students from colleges across Kent to show the skills they have learnt at college and take part in industry relevant competitions.
The painting and decorating heats involve two challenges for the students. The first task was painting a wall using geometric shapes. The second task was wallpapering around light switches and cutting out quadrants. The students had five hours to complete both tasks, which were scored on points such as accuracy and quality of finish.
The competitors were Jack and Jade from Broadstairs and Ayesha and Danielle from Folkestone. Danielle said, "I feel the day went well and it was really nice to dosomething different and to look forward to."
Nik Wilson, Head of Built Environment at Broadstairs College said, “Both Jade and Jack have shown consistent high performance in their practical and theory lessons and are great ambassadors for the department.”
Bruce Kerney, Painting and Decorating lecturer from Folkestone College said: “Ayesha and Danielle are great students and we felt both of them would enjoy the extra challenge these competitions offer.”
Level 3 student, Ayesha, from Folkestone College was the overall winner of the day and has earnt herself a place in the KFE 4 Skills final held at Canterbury College on 6th March. Jade from Broadstairs College will also join Ayesha in the next round after achieving a very close second place.
Nik Wilson added, “As a College, it is our aim to prepare our students for the workplace and competitions such as this help student to develop their skills and gain confidence. We’re delighted that Jade has made it through to the finals, she has shown great talent and is a credit to the College.”