Students continue to succeed at County Competitions

23rd March 2017

Students from across Kent have been taking part in the Kent Further Education College’s competitions; in association with World Skills UK, and North Kent College are proud to announce their successes. 
NKC have entered students from various departments in 4 competitions so far, and having won or placed in each of them, they show the quality of training and education that the college are providing.
Our first entry of the year was with the Hairdressing department. Winning first place in the best fantasy look was Emma Bailey. Having to create a complete look with hair, make-up and costume, Emma designed an incredible forest themed style that impressed the judges. Another one of our students Louise Doherty, was also recognised for her blow-drying skills and received the highly recommended award. 

The hairdressing department also continued to shine at a hair show held at West Kent and Ashford College, where Vicky Henderson; Level 3 Hairdressing, came second in the fastest foils competition, which for such a large event was a great achievement!

After a great start, we next had the Built Environment category. Adam Taylor & Kavan Swain; both Level 1 Carpentry, had an excellent result in their first ever carpentry and joinery competition, securing a joint second place! Mark Milner; a lecturer in Carpentry commented “They had a very early start and then worked very hard to produce competition pieces they can be proud of- pieces which scored a massive 93%, indicating just how close they were to being joint winners! Well done lads!” 

The success continued to grow due to our Motor Vehicle students and Apprentices in the Automotive Technology competition on the 3rd March. Two of our Motor Vehicle Apprentices succeeded in securing places in the IMI careers national qualifiers, which will take place in Milton Keynes. Well done to Thomas Sach and John Clark for flying the NKC flag! Also a special mention to Kieran Ward; also an apprentice, who placed 3rd as runner-up.


Our 4th competition this year was for our Beauty and media make-up students. Competing in a variety of rounds against many talented students from other colleges, Rosie Wheal; Level 2 Hair and Media make-up, was successful enough to be placed second in the body painting competition. We also had further second places from our Level 2 Hair and Media make-up students- Tushan Samuel for the Hair round, and Amber Cherrison for her make-up. 

It is wonderful to work with the other Kent Colleges throughout the year at events like this, with such great sportsmanship from all involved. NKC are looking forward to entering more competitions such as these, as they demonstrate the huge amount of talent represented within the Kent County.


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