Computing Star Jack Heading for WorldSkills Finals!

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Weston College and University Centre Weston alumni Jack Kimmins is proving his amazing talents in computing as he is selected for the finals of the WorldSkills national competition.

WorldSkills UK is an independent charity that works with employers, education and governments, supporting young people across the world via competitions-based training, testing their ability to achieve world-class standards in the biennial ‘skills olympics’.

Over 3,000 people registered to take part in the UK-wide competitions in March 2021 and Jack is one of 400 who made it into the finals, which is split into 64 disciplines.

Jack is competing in the Web Design category which is to take place in Weston-super-Mare, hosted by Weston College.

Talking about the selection process, Jack commented: “To get into the finals, I first had to make it into the semi-finals, which involved creating a suitable website design that met a predefined client’s brief. Then, to qualify for the national finals, I had to build a website using HTML and CSS that met specific requirements and that was based upon a website wireframe design.”

The College will host the prestigious WorldSkills UK National Web Design Competition from Wednesday 17th November – Friday 19th November, with the winners being crowned at a ceremony hosted by TV presenter Steph McGovern from her Packed Lunch studio on Friday 26 November.

Jack continued: “The support that I have been provided throughout my journey with WorldSkills has been excellent. I have attended every meeting and practice session available to me, which has enabled me to focus on the distinct details of the competition.

“I’m very proud that I have made it this far in the competition and to represent my university in the national finals.

“This opportunity has enabled me to expand my knowledge and practical abilities with web development. It is also given me more self-trust in my abilities, as it being a competition, the nature of it requires you to have a degree of confidence in your skills to be successful in it.”

We wish Jack the very best of luck with the finals and continuing to succeed with his Masters degree. A very bright future ahead!

 

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