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Coleg Cambria students head to Abu Dhabi to compete in Wordskills finals

Two Coleg Cambria work based students are preparing to represent Team UK at the WorldSkills finals in Abu Dhabi.

Ethan Davies, 22 from Mynydd Isa, who is employed by Electroimpact and Joseph Massey, 23 from Prescott who works for Airbus will be heading out to Abu Dhabi to represent the UK at the WorldSkills Finals this October (14 – 19).

They will be joining the nation’s most elite skilled women and men who have been selected to go for gold against the rest of the world – in a litmus test for the future of our economy.

The duo have worked incredibly hard over the last few years to secure their places along with the rest of the super-talented Team UK members.

The 44th WorldSkills competition held at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition will see skills represented ranging from Aircraft Maintenance and Mechanical Engineering through to Restaurant Service and Cyber Security. Ethan will be competing in the CNC Milling whilst Joe will be battling it out in the Aircraft Maintenance skills competition.

David Jones OBE DL, Chief Executive Coleg Cambria said: “We are delighted that Ethan and Joe have been chosen to represent the UK in Abu Dhabi at the Worldskills final.

“It’s an unique opportunity for them celebrate their excellence and share knowledge alongside the world’s most talented young people.

“Many thanks to the staff at Cambria and their employers who have supported, encouraged and challenged them to achieve this wonderful feat.”

Deputy Director Learner Experience & Enterprise Rona Griffiths added: “Not only are Joe and Ethan representing the UK on the global stage, but they’re shining a spotlight on our region and economy, demonstrating the fantastic talent that is being nurtured here.

“College-wide, we are so proud of their achievements and those of Airbus and Electroimpact. Joe and Ethan are inspiring whole new cohorts of apprentices and vocational learners, showing them what’s possible with hard work and commitment.”

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