College to host IT skills contest

Sam Hudson enjoyed success in the contest in 2017

Bradford College is set to play host to the regional heats of a prestigious competition for IT students.

On Friday May 4 the college will welcome students from across the region to take part in the Yorkshire heats of the computing categories of the WorldSkills UK competition. 

Further and Higher Education students will compete in four categories testing their skills in software solutions for business, technical support, network infrastructure and network systems administration.

The college will have 12 of its own students taking part along with students from across the county. The Bradford College students will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Sam Hudson who placed third in last year’s contest staged in London. Sam’s bronze award was in the Network Administrator category.

Khalid Ahmed, of Bradford College’s computing department, said: “We look forward to showcasing the excellent skills our level 3 students have developed during the two years of their Networking and Systems Support and Software Development courses. We are keen to build on the success of last year’s competition and we are excited to be hosting the Yorkshire Heats of the World Skills Competition which will allow us to showcase the excellent facilities we have at the College.”

WorldSkills is a skills competition designed to boost the prestige of vocational education and apprenticeships and help students improve their technical and employability skills

Through a series of regional heats the best students in the UK are selected and then get the chance to compete against the best in the rest of the world.

Bradford College offers a full range of computing courses, from apprenticeships to degrees. Full details can be found on the college website, by calling 01274 433 333 or by attending the next open event on April 18



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