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Odhran takes gold at SkillBuild 2018

November 2018

Odhran Connelly, from Southern Regional College in Northern Ireland, was victorious at the SkillBuild 2018 National Finals in Wall and Floor Tiling.  As a national SkillBuild winner, Odhran is now eligible to compete at WorldSkills 2019 being held in the Russian city of Kazan.

Odhran beat off stiff competition from silver medallist James Ackland (Cardiff and Vale College), bronze medallist Mariusz Kanjecki (City of Glasgow College), Callum Pearson (Highly Commended from Leeds College of Building), and four other competitors.

The finals of the national construction competition for apprentices and trainees took place at the NEC from 15th to 17th November as part of the WorldSkills UK Live exhibition.  Throughout the three-day, 18-hour competition, contestants were asked to tile a wall and floor based on a 3D building design and 150 by 150mm ceramic tiles.

Competitors fixed the tiles with BAL Max Flex Fibre and BAL Rapid-Flex One, and grouted with BAL Micromax2 Snow, including BAL Micromax Sealant for all movement joints.  Other materials were supplied by TTA members including N&C, and Schluter Systems, with Sigma contributing to the prize giveaways.

Dave Rowley, BAL Training Manager and lead judge for SkillBuild 2018, said: “Many congratulations to Odhran for winning a hard-fought final competition. The standard of fixing throughout the three days was exceptionally high which made adjudicating very hard.  Competitions like these help raise standards and give trainees and apprentices a focus and standard to work towards.”

 

For information contact Dave Rowley: drowley@building-adhesives.com

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