Eastleigh College apprentice Jack, who is currently studying Level 2 Refrigeration and Air Conditioning, recently won Gold at the National SkillFRIDGE competition.
The three-day competition saw seven of the UK’s top apprentices in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning compete for a place in the WorldSkills final. The competition, which was judged by industry experts, set challenges to test the apprentices' pipework, brazing, electrical and commissioning skills.
Jack trained hard for the competition and comments on his success, “It was a great opportunity and experience to be part of, it is something extra to add on my CV.” To give him the best chance at winning, Jack asked for additional support in the lead up to the event to equip him with the skills required for the competition which his course hadn’t yet taught him.
SkillFRIDGE is part of the wider WorldSkills competitions, where young professionals in further education and Apprenticeships can flaunt their talents and grow confidence in their abilities.
Shaun Creech, lecturer in Refrigeration and Air Conditioning highlights, “I’m so proud of Jack’s success. It’s a tough competition and a fantastic experience for him which I’m delighted to have supported him through, along with his other lecturer John North. Jack was a deserving winner and I’m sure he will go on to do even more great things!”
The College encourages students to participate in competitions such as WorldSkills as a way for the young professionals to demonstrate their passion and commitment to their trade.
To find out more about the Refrigeration and Air Conditioning courses, visit the courses page or call 023 8091 1299.
We are delighted to have been recognised by The Times Education Awards for the support we provide to students who need to re-sit their GCSEs after leaving school. The excellent results our students achieved last summer include more than twice the national average gaining a maths GCSE, testament to the dedicated team of teachers who use innovative approaches and techniques to inspire our learners.
Young chefs and hospitality students from Eastleigh College were joined by other competitors from training providers across the south to take part in the southern regional heat of an established national competition. The Major Series 2020, which is organised by Major International in conjunction with the Craft Guild of Chefs, saw 50 competitors take over Eastleigh College's three professional kitchens and East Avenue restaurant and work their culinary majic across ten different classes from 'afternoon tea' to 'street food'.