Ellis Meades-Woolley outshone the other competitors to be awarded Gold in the IT Support Technician category, with team-mate Christopher Taylor scooping the Bronze. After winning Gold in last year's event, Andrew Matthews added to his medal tally with a Silver in the Network Systems Administrator category whilst further success came in the Network Infrastructure category with Thomas Russell picking up a Bronze medal.
Jeff Martin, Sector Lead for Computing, said, “The students have worked really hard to prepare for the event and performed amazingly during the competition. They have surpassed expectations and truly made the department and the whole College very proud.”
Stella Mbubaegbu, Principal and CEO of Highbury College, says “I am so proud of our four Highbury College WorldSkills medal winners! This last week was a fantastic opportunity to experience our combined activities at the Skills Show - from running the Web Design competition and Showcasing our digital expertise, to staff from Highbury College Computing judging other competitions. This careers event celebrates and recognises our long-standing associations with WorldSkills, and I would like to extend my congratulations to everyone who helped make it such a successful few days.”
The UK Champions will now have the chance to be on Team GB at the WorldSkills 2017 finals, held in Abu Dhabi next year.
This amazing success also meant Highbury College finished joint sixth in the medals table and was the top performing organisation in the South.