Students from Fareham College and the College of North West London came to Highbury to take part in the competition, which focuses on all the essential requirements for a successful career in web design.
Ashley Ford-Hibberd, 16, is one of Highbury's Level 3 Software Development students who took part. "The competition tests us on all sorts of elements of web design from Java Script to CSS. We have to work to a time limit which is really good experience going forward into a career and the competition gives me a chance to test my skills against students from other colleges. It will also be good for my CV."
Highbury hosted this heat and partners the competition which runs throughout the UK. It is one of six National Heats that aim to find the young web designers in the country to take part in the National Final, in November at the NEC Birmingham
Lead Judge Mike Chittenden explained the benefits of the competition: "During the course of their study the students are tested against a set of criteria. This competition allows them to test their skills and knowledge against people who have a similar ability and set of interests. It’s a realistic scenario that the students will face when they go into the job market so this is great experience for them."
"The competitors go through the process of creating a web site from start to finish in four hours. The winner will be the student who performs the best in this demanding situation. All the elements are available to them so it’s about manipulating these resources."
This is the second skills competition that Highbury College has hosted in the space of a week, with Skillbuild (UK’s largest multi-trade competition) taking place a few days before at Highbury Northarbour Centre.
For more information about Highbury College’s involvement in WorldSkills or their Web Design courses call (023) 9238 3131or email email@example.com .