A trainee from Penarth has won through to the final of the competition to find Wales’ best up and coming Nail Technician.
18-year-old Charlotte Burley from Penarth, a Nail Services student at The College Ystrad Mynach, came out top in the South & West Wales heat of the Skills Competition Wales Nail Enhancement event held at The College Ystrad Mynach.
She will now go forward to the all-wales final which will be held at Coleg Morgannwg on 25 March.
Backed by the Welsh Government through the European Social Fund,Skills Competition Walespromotes the importance of developing a highly skilled workforce.
Contestants had to paint two hands to the theme of Golden Burlesque within a set time frame. Competitors were judged on the nail application, finished result and their application of Health & Safety.
Skills Competition Walesaims to find Wales’ most talented trainees across a wide range of skills, including fields such as nail enhancement, automotive engineering, aerospace, construction skills, catering, accountancy, media, and information technology.
It involves colleges, Sector Skills Councils and training providers running competitions across Wales.
- Skills Competition Walesoffers learners a chance to test, benchmark and raise their skills levels and provides valuable competition experience for those who enter and progress onto WorldSkills UK competitions. The next World Skills event takes place in Leipzig in July 2013. For employers, competitions not only help drive up the quality in apprenticeships and vocational education, but also motivate employees to achieve success.
WorldSkills UK competitions are the feeder route for competitors to go forward and represent their Country at the biennial International 'WorldSkills' competition – the world’s largest skills competition.
The Welsh Government is encouraging businesses and skills providers in Wales to get involved, promote and support Skills Competition Wales and WorldSkills competitions.
For more information about Skills Competitions Wales and WorldSkills UK please visit www.worldskillsuk.org/wales