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Northumberland College students could qualify for the World Skills UK 2017 finals again this year after Regional Heat success

Northumberland College students could qualify for the World Skills UK 2017 finals again this year after Regional Heat success  
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The UK's most talented apprentices and learners have put their skills to the test boosting their chance to compete in the WorldSkills UK final Competition.

Five of Northumberland College's students could stand a chance of competing in the WorldSkills UK IT categories, at The Skills Show, the UK's largest skills and career event after their tremendous North East Regional Heat success, where they competed against students from colleges across the North East.

Three Northumberland College students - Ryan MacKennan, Michael Davison and Jarom Gibson - were placed first, second and third, respectively, in the IT Support Technician Advanced heat, with Jake Butterfield also competing.

Whilst Morgan Gent and Ben Middleton were placed first and second in the IT Software Solutions for Business.

The students will now have to wait in anticipation until next month, when all regional heats from across the UK have been complete, to find out if their success has secured them enough points to place in the finals.

WorldSkills UK Competitions inspire apprentices and young people to be ambitious in their pursuit of skills excellence to raise productivity. These competitions equip young people with the skills to help UK business compete.