Construction trainees hope SkillBuild success will lead to Brazil opportunity

Daryll Dailly (3)

HUNDREDS of Scotland’s most talented construction apprentices will descend on City of Glasgow College tomorrow (Thursday 21 May) to take part in a national construction competition that could lead to a trip to Brazil to show off their skills.

SkillBuild, organised by the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB), is the UK’s largest construction skills contest, will see students go head to head displaying their talent in cabinet-making, painting and decorating, and stonemasonry, as well as trades including wall and floor tiling, joinery, carpentry, and bricklaying.

Winning trainees in the Scottish heat could advance to The Skills Show in Birmingham in November, where further success could lead to the opportunity to compete at the 2015 WorldSkills competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Phil Ford, Strategic Partnerships Director for CITB Scotland said, “SkillBuild provides the opportunity for construction apprentices to put their skills and knowledge to the test. The construction industry in Scotland is growing and skilled workers are in high demand. Success at SkillBuild can often be the beginning of a successful career in construction and is a sought after accolade on a CV. I wish ‘good luck’ to everyone taking part.”