Opportunities at World Skills Graphic Design Competition

Following his success beating several other competitors in the semi-finals in London, James had earned his place and competed at the WorldSkills UK final held at the NEC in Birmingham in November.

During the semi-finals held in London James had to undertake several gruelling tasks.  Before the competition he had to carry out extensive research work before demonstrating many different skills including image handling and file formatting through designing a graphic for an alley wall leading up to a shopping centre in Sutton High Street.

“I felt really great when I got to know that I was through to the final” added James. “I was so excited to be able to represent the college at Birmingham and join the rest of the students from Coleg Cambria that were competing in various competitions.”

Lindsay Smith, Art and Design Lecturer at Coleg Cambria said: “As this is the first year that our college has entered the World Skills Graphic Design Competition, James did a superb job representing Coleg Cambria and showcasing the brilliant effort and talent of our Art & Design learners.”

Although no medals for Jamie at WorldSkills UK, the experience was invaluable.  Following his fantastic performance at the show he has been invited to join the Ideas Foundation's Ladder Programme. The programme identifies and nurtures gifted and talented 13 – 19 year olds.   This is the foundation's only national network and gives members amazing opportunities to learn and enhance skills requires to understand and work in the creative sector.

The Ideas Foundation were extremely impressed with James at the WorldSkills UK Finals. As were the team from Octagon Studio, who were particularly impressed with the augmented reality designs presentation that James created.

Coleg Cambria

Coleg Cambria in North East Wales has around 7,000 full time students, and 20,000 part-time learners, across six different campuses. It is internationally recognised for its excellence, and has partnerships with over 1000 employers.

I was so excited to be able to represent the college at Birmingham and join the rest of the students from Coleg Cambria that were competing in various competitions.