KCC Staff Member Invited to Expertly Judge World Skills Competition

A Knowsley Community College Mechanical Engineering Lecturer was recently invited to judge the World Skills sheet metal regional heat competition.

Paul Curlett, who was been a lecturer at the College for 15 years, was selected as a judge due to his years of experience in sheet metal activities and having previously attended heats last year.

The event took place at Deeside College on Tuesday 12th May and saw six advanced level sheet metalwork students go head to head in a battle to reach the national finals. In the eight hour long competition, each student was tasked to produce a sheet metal ‘lantern’ shaped construction, adhering to detailed engineering drawings.

Paul states; ‘My role was to strictly judge and mark the students practical tasks throughout the day’ he continues, ‘It was fantastic to see the level of talent from all the students participating, which meant judging was a very hard task! I’d would like to congratulate all the students that are now finalists.’

Knowsley Community College is also playing host to their own regional heat for World Skills, taking place on the 23rd of June at the Princess Drive Campus.