Skills competitions no match for students

Skills competitions no match for students

Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College students are celebrating success after taking part in the annual Greater Manchester Colleges Group (GMCG) skills competitions 2019.

Travel and tourism students took first place for their category, retaining the trophy for the second year running.

The GMCG skills competitions take place at nine colleges across Greater Manchester, pitting students in subjects ranging from art and design to construction against one another in a series of career based challenges. The competitions aim to improve students skills and are designed as a pathway to joining the ‘world skills’ competitions.

Alongside travel and tourism, other departments claimed top prizes, winning four first places, four second places and four third places in: music and performing arts, sports and public services, art and design, enterprise, engineering, health and social care, construction, hair and beauty, hospitality and catering.

Jonathan Putt, assistant principal at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “The GMCG competitions are a key part of Tameside College’s strategy to give students an outstanding learning experience.  Working under pressure, against the clock and to the highest of standards advances their skills and puts students in the right frame of mind for a future career. The students have done a fantastic job once again and I look forward to our students competing again next year.”

This year, the GMCG hair and beauty competition took place at Tameside College’s new, state-of-the-art Tameside One campus, with students competing in the professional hair and beauty salon.

To find out more about the GMCG skills competitions, search for #GMCGskills on Twitter.

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