A student from Kirkby’s Ashfield School stormed to victory in the regional heat of Skillbuild 2013 which was held at West Notts College.
Alex Scrivens (17) battled it out against students from colleagues in the region to secure first place and he will now go on to compete in the national finals.
He said: “I’m really pleased to have done so well - it’s definitely something I feel very proud of. I’ve worked really hard to get to this standard, and would like to thank my tutor, Jay Hallam, whose hard work and support are a major reason for my success.”
Jay said: “I am delighted at Alex’s success. To compete against some of the best colleges in the region and to come away with first prize is very satisfying for me personally, particularly as this is our first year of delivering the Trowel Occupations course.”
If Alex is successful in the national rounds, he could get a place in the world finals which takes place in Rio de Janeiro.
Meanwhile, Brian Dodds, who is head of construction, added: “Alex’s success reflects the excellent training at levels one and two currently being delivered by our industry-accredited staff at the Ashfield Construction Academy. We wish Alex every success and hope to see him repeat this success in the national heat later in the year.”