THE world’s best skills competitors have been honoured with medals at the Closing Ceremony of WorldSkills Abu Dhabi 2017. They travelled from across the world to compete at the 44th edition of the world championship of vocational skills.
China led the medal table with 15 gold medals, 7 silvers and 8 bronzes. Korea came second on medal points with 8 golds, 8 silvers, and 8 bronzes. Switzerland was third on points, winning 11 golds, 6 silver, and 3 bronze. The hosts, the United Arab Emirates, won three Medallions for Excellence.
1,300 young people from 59 WorldSkills Member countries and regions showcased their talent across 51 skills competitions, between 15-18 October. This was the first time that the WorldSkills Competition has been held in the Middle East and North Africa region.
Two students from Coleg Sir Gar have excelled at the World Skills Global Finals in Abu Dhabi. Liz Forkouh and Alfie Hopkin put in a fantastic performance representing World Skills UK team. Liz won a Medal of Excellence and the UK came 10th overall.
Nia Griffith MP has sent her congratulations to the two students as well as college principal Barry Liles and the team behind their success.
Speaking following the success of the students Nia Griffith MP said: “Principal Barry Liles, the college staff, team UK staff and Llanelli can be so proud of you. It was a privilege to have met you and the team in Parliament before you set out for these highly challenging world skills olympics last week.”