Greater Manchester Colleges Compete In Skills Demo Event At MediaCityUK

Student representatives from the Greater Manchester Colleges competed in a Skills Demonstration Competition event held in the heart of MediaCityUK.

Alumasc Sponsors of the World Skills Event Held at FutureSkills, Salford, Manchester

The event, hosted by Salford City College’s new FutureSkills Centre in association with Alumasc Exterior Building Products Ltd, saw competitors install key components of Alumasc’s external wall insulation system onto demonstration walls.

Representatives from Salford City College, Tameside College and The Manchester College were accompanied by apprentices training with Whittakers Construction and Forrest Construction.

Allan Milne, Head of Skills Academy for Construction & Built Environment at FutureSkills, said “Many congratulations to the competitors and winners of today’s event. The level of skill on show was exceptionally high and I know the assessors had a tough time choosing the winners.

Many thanks also to Alumasc for their support throughout this project.”
The joint first prize award went to Rachael Howarth and Matt Casey from Whittakers Construction; second prize was awarded to Sam Wardley from Salford City College and third prize went to Kyle Moore from The Manchester College.

Alumasc World Skills Events Future Skills Salford City College
Rachael Howarth and Matt Casey Receive their prizes from Colin Goodall, Investment Delivery Manager at Salix Homes

Phillip Bull of Alumasc said “It was clear the competitors found the day really informative and applicable to daily on-site work conditions. The team from Alumasc was very happy to have been invited by Salford City College to be part of the event, and was pleased for the support of the Alumasc Approved Regional Contractors and local Housing Associations who visited on the day and passed on their knowledge to the competitors.”

The event was hosted as part of a portfolio of events, work and evidence created by the Greater Manchester Colleges as part of a bid to WorldSkills for funding for the next academic year which, if granted, will enable each of the colleges to further develop their skills provision.

Salford City College

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