Nathan Rose, who is studying the second year of the BTEC Level 3
Extended Diploma, was awarded a bronze medal in the Software
Solutions for Business Competition for his efforts.
19 year-old Nathan from Ashington was judged for his overall office
skills during a ten hour competition held over two days where he
demonstrated his skills in using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint
He qualified for the final after his performance in the regional
heat placed him in the top eight of competitors in the
Beauty student Kayleigh Fairburn who studies Level 3 Nail Art at
the college's Hexham campus was presented with a Highly Commended
Medal of Excellence for her work in the Nail Art competition.
During the Nail Art competition, Kayleigh worked on a 'mystery'
theme and told a story over her model's ten nails using a range of
techniques including airbrushing, hand painting, embedding and 3D
Denise Dunn, Head of the Creative and Lifestyle Faculty at
Northumberland College, said: "Nathan did so well to win a Bronze
medal. Incidentally Gold and Silver were won by HND students so
it's an indication of how well he did. He's got a bright future
ahead of him.
"We are so proud of all of our students who took part in these
competitions. To make it through to the national final is a
fantastic achievement in itself."
The Skills Show, the UK's largest skills and careers event, gave
youngsters the chance to discover a world of opportunities in
further education, skills and apprenticeships.