Hillsborough man Curtis Johnston, 21, from South Eastern Regional College, has been selected for TeamUK with his impressive plastering skills. The UK’s best and brightest young skilled, apprentices and students have been selected to represent all four nations in Team UK in August at the ‘Skills Olympics’ in Russia
More than 30 young professionals from engineering, hospitality and professional services, construction and digital and IT – have cleared the highest hurdle in a two-year challenge to be the best in the World.
The Level 3 Plastering student based at the Lisburn Campus faced tough competition in Nottingham last week. He said, “I had a set number of hours to complete tasks which put all my plastering skills and learning to the test. I was up for the challenge and am delighted to be part of TeamUK heading to Kazan.
He added, “For the past two years I have been following a rigorous training programme and have received world-class technical training and mindset and performance coaching organised by WorldSkills and thankfully all the hard work and determination has paid off. I am chuffed with the result and looking forward to going to Russia.”
Life-Changing for Skilled Elite
Ken Webb, Principal and Chief Executive, South Eastern Regional College said, “We are delighted for Curtis. He has demonstrated exceptional skills in plastering. His selection as part of TeamUK illustrates that he has the highest skill levels and commitment necessary to be one of only 32 young people from across the UK who will be heading to Kazan in Russia. It is a tremendous honour for Curtis and for the College as it exemplifies the high-quality training on offer here at SERC.”
“This is a life-changing opportunity for all those involved.”