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Skill Build student excels in competition

Skill Build student excels in competition


A talented Construction apprentice from South Essex College placed in the top three at a prestigious competition.

Apprentice Tyler Sheraton won third place in the carpentry and joinery category at a regional Skill Build competition, held at Easton and Otley College.

David Herbert, College Carpentry Tutor, said: “It was a very proud moment for us as he was our only competitor and he did very well. We hope to improve our entrants next year by having at least one competitor for each trade.”

Thurrock Campus student Tyler was supported throughout the competition by David and Charlie Thorpe from the College’s Apprenticeship team. They helped him prepare for the challenge and encouraged him during the day.

Charlie added: “Tyler works for TEG Developments. We have all been aware of Tyler’s practical abilities from a very early stage. We hope that when Tyler attends college for his Level 3 next year, he will enter into the advanced craft completion and again he is sure to do well.”

During the competition, each candidate is given a drawing and they have to construct what the drawing indicates, this is done in a specific time scale and to industry standards. Tyler had to work on constructing a roof structure by measuring, marking and cutting timber to size.

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