Justin wins regional award
Volunteer at The Ambler and Northumberland College student Justin Cooper, has won the IT Support Technician section of the North East regional heat of the WorldSkills UK competition.
Justin is studying to be an IT technician. The courses he studied were IT systems support diploma and Cisco A+ IT essentials.
As part of the systems support technician category he competed in, Justin was instructed to build a computer from scratch.
He also had to repair another computer and link them to a network. These tasks demonstrated his versatility and technician skills.
“It was a good experience and it has built my confidence,” said Justin.
As he finished first in his heat, he hopes to qualify for the national final, called the Skills Show, which is held at the NEC in Birmingham in November.
Toby Bell, IT Lecturer at Northumberland College said “WorldSkills UK promotes excellence in vocational areas and gives students the chance to demonstrate the skills needed to compete in today’s job market.”
Justin has ambitions to return to college to undertake an HNC diploma in IT.
UPDATE: 17 JULY
Justin has learned today that he has qualified for the final Skills Show in November.