College students compete in international competition WorldSkills.

Three Liverpool students are in with a chance to represent the country in a global skills competition in Abu Dhabi.

WorldSkills is an international competition, where the best learners from each country compete for gold, silver or bronze medals in their chosen skill.

Plastering student Jack Wilson and nail technology enhancement students Alice Byrne and Annahita Babataher have been shortlisted from hundreds of students to compete in their discipline during the UK competition, WorldSkills UK.  Depending on their results they then have the chance to represent the UK in Abu Dhabi in 2017.

The UK finals takes place at the Skills Show held at the Birmingham NEC from the 13 to 15 November.  WorldSkills UK plays a vital role in raising standards, esteem and levels of expertise in further education, skills and Apprenticeships through competition activities and local initiatives.

On Jack's short listing tutor Liam Buckley commented: "Jack's achievement to get to the UK finals is something I am particularly proud off.  He is only in the first year of his apprenticeship at the college but has beat off competition from apprentices and students with three years training in plastering.  He truly will be one of the stars of our profession in the future."

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