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Engineering students take on World Skills UK challenge

We welcomed students from across the country, who joined Reading College engineering students in a World Skills UK industrial electronic heat.

World Skills UK provides an opportunity for young people studying on vocational courses to showcase their skills and be in with a chance to represent their college and country at an international level (international World Skills competition happens every two years).

Throughout the day, students had to complete a number of challenges such as electronic assembly task, C programming and wiring a circuit board.


Last year’s industrial electronics gold winner and Reading College student Nick Jones was at the competition to watch the day unfold.

Students were scored points on each challenge – the top 12 point scorers in all industrial electronic heats will secure a place in the national finals taking place in November.

The scores from this heat have been sent to the WorldSkills UK board for verification; we will be able to announce the winners soon!

The winner of the national final will then have the opportunity to train to join Team UK and compete at World Skills International in Brazil in 2015.

At the end of the day Ray Coyle, Squad and Team UK Manager, Electronics gave constructive feedback to the competitors and told them that this was ‘a great experience to have on your CV.’

More photos from the day can be found on our Facebook page.