Three students from County Roscommon will travel to the RDS, Dublin on 13th to 15th September, to participate in the prestigious Worldskills Ireland competition, competing against over 180 other young people from across the country in a range of skills-based trades including automation, robotics, constructions skills and culinary arts.
The three Roscommon students are Frank Convey from Strokestown competing in Butchery; Stephen Towey from Ballaghaderreen competing in Construction Plant Fitting and Aidan Murray from Elphin competing in Refrigeration.
Ray English, WorldSkills Ireland Chair/Technical Delegate said: Skills drive the future and Worldskills Ireland 2022 will be a true showcase of the ‘best in class across many different disciplines, offering young people a wealth of options as they move from secondary education and look to their future in the world of employment.
“Our competitions equip apprentices and learners with the lifelong, world-class skills that will drive up training standards to the highest level to help boost Ireland’s productivity and competitiveness”.
Supported by industry partners and Education Partners including, The Department of Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science (DFHERIS), The Higher Education Authority (HEA), SOLAS and NAO, Worldskills Ireland is set to inspire the next generation of skilled young people to follow their passions, interests and talents, the event will change both parents and students’ perceptions about apprenticeships as career options, presenting a whole new raft of choices to sit alongside the traditional options.
For further information on Worldskills Ireland, see www.worldskillsireland.ie or follow Worldskills Ireland on social media.