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Two Walsall College students are currently preparing to test their skills at the Skill M&E competitions to be held on 15th and 16th June.

Walsall College’s Green Lane Campus will host three events under the Skill M&E banner – the midlands regional heat for SkillPLUMB and SkillELECTRIC, and the UK semi-final of SkillFRIDGE.

During the two days, Walsall College will also be holding a trade event at the Green Lane Campus, where partner employers and organisations including Draper Tools, Homeserve and the National Apprenticeship Service can speak to students about their products and services.

Part of WorldSkills UK, the Skill M&E competitions, organised by SummitSkills, provide an opportunity for students to demonstrate the technical skills required to be a successful modern day plumber, electrician or refrigeration and air conditioning engineer.

Competitors will undertake a series of practical tests based on real life work, which will demonstrate their abilities and highlight their exceptional skills in their industry.

The winner of the UK final may also have the chance to compete along with other UK team mates in the WorldSkills competition and become truly world class.

Walsall College students Ben Hughes and Corbin Peniket will be taking part in the Skill Electric and Skill Plumb competitions. The students have been practising their skills and knowledge in preparation for the contest.

Walsall College Lecturer, Andy Lees commented: “It is a real honour for the College to be hosting such high World Skills UK competitions and shows the high standard of the facilities we have here.

“The students have been working very hard to ensure their skills are up to scratch for the Skill M&E competitions and are very excited to be taking part. Walsall College always encourages students to take part in national competitions, in order to test themselves against their peers and push their skills further”.

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