Cymoedd learner Lindsey Jenkins from Treherbert, Rhondda has won the WorldSkills competition in Care. The competition, hosted by Bridgend College is part of a Welsh Government backed initiative which promotes the importance of developing a highly skilled workforce and aims to boost skills levels across Wales.
Lindsey secured first place in the skills competition competing against learners from colleges across Wales. All finalists had to complete a series of ‘Care’ challenges, demonstrating their caring skills, whilst being assessed by a panel of expert judges.
Speaking of her success Lindsey said “I really enjoyed the experience although I was quite nervous. The tasks were challenging but my course at the college and my placement put me in good stead; I can’t believe how much I’ve learnt over the last couple of years. The judges were lovely and I received some inspiring feedback”.
Judith Evans, Principal said “We are delighted with Lindsey’s success in this competition, she has demonstrated her caring skills at a very competitive level. The Care Pathway toEmployment course, which Lindsey is following at the college is offered in partnership with Rhondda Cynon Taf Council and has proved a great success - Natasha Hallett, a former learner on this course, also secured gold in this competition two years ago. I wish Lindsey good luck for her chosen career and I would also like to thank the staff for their handwork and dedication in supporting our learners”.
WorldSkills competitions inspire young people and adults to be ambitious and give learners the chance to compete against the best in their chosen field from across the whole of Wales. The competitions also benefit the colleges who get involved as they are able to benchmark their performance against other organisations and develop best practice.