Walsall College Construction student, Jason Skitt has been named as Dunlop’s Multi-Skill Champion 2017 after triumphing in a number of construction tests.
The Dunlop Multi-Skill Champion Competition is the only one of its kind in the UK to recognise students across the UK taking the Multi-Skills qualification.
The competition organised by the pioneering manufacturer of tiling, decorating and flooring products for the trade – supported by NoMorePly® – celebrates and supports students who are looking develop their practical skills before entering the construction industry.
Eighteen college students from across the UK took part in tiling, decorating and carpentry challenges at the competition’s Grand Final, which was held at Dunlop’s Innovation and Technology Centre in Stoke-on-Trent on Thursday (15th June).
Following a series of challenges, Jason was named the winner and presented with a trophy and approximately £1000 worth of tools and equipment.
On being named the champion, Jason said: “I’m very surprised to win! I really didn’t expect it, but I tried my best and it’s played out so it’s great.
“I’ve just signed up for Level 3 BTEC in Construction Skills which starts in September to build on the Multi-Skills course which I have really enjoyed.
“When I finish my course I hope to go into property surveying or something like this and hopefully it pans out – but this is a great start for my career!”
Debi Boulton, Dunlop Sales and Marketing Manager, said: “Congratulations to Jason who was a deserved winner of the competition.
“The Dunlop Multi-Skill Champion competition is a great chance for construction students across the country to test their skills against their peers and win tools and products to give them a good start in the industry.
“Multi-skill traders play a vital role in construction in this country, and with the current skills shortage, supporting the next generation is vital for everyone in the industry.”