Kerry trainee, Ciara Daly (Beauty Therapy) has returned from Abu Dhabi with a Medallion for Excellence. The Irish WorldSkills team have won seven Medallions for Excellence overall at the 44th WorldSkills Competition in Abu Dhabi. The brilliant result has been achieved by the team of 14 young apprentices, trainees and students who represented Ireland at the competition.
The Medallions for Excellence were awarded for the following skills; Welding, Aircraft Maintenance, Plumbing and Heating, Beauty Therapy, Restaurant Service, Construction Metal Work and Cabinet Making.
SOLAS CEO, Paul O’Toole said: “I am delighted for the Irish team of apprentices, trainees and students. Representing your country internationally is a huge achievement in its own right. To bring home seven Medallions of Excellence is a great achievement. The team should be very proud of themselves.”
The WorldSkills Competition, which is held every two years, is the world’s largest professional education event. Approximately 1,200 competitors from 68 countries and regions will compete in almost 51 different skills and disciplines in Abu Dhabi. All competitors will demonstrate technical abilities both individually and collectively to execute specific tasks for which they study and/or perform in their workplace.