Get Ready for SkillBuild 2019
It’s that time of year again – this month sees the launch of
Skillbuild 2019! Here at Tilgear, we can’t wait for the excitement to begin and
discover what the 2019 competition has in store.
SkillBuild, delivered by CITB, is the largest multi-trade competition in the UK for construction trainees and apprentices. As the biggest and longest running construction skills competition, SkillBuild champions skill and talent that’s built to last.
A series of competitions sees the very best compete against each other to be crowned a winner in their chosen trade, including:
· Furniture and Cabinet Making
· Painting and Decorating
· Plastering and Drywall Systems
· Roof Slating and Tiling
· Wall and Floor Tiling
As each level of competition progresses, competitors will be tested not only on their technical abilities, but on their time management, character and commitment. The competition aims to help competitors build their confidence, self-esteem and life skills.
Tilgear is a long-term supporter of the SkillBuild competitions and are delighted to be involved again this year. We’re looking forward to attending the competitions throughout the UK and marvelling at the amazing talent and skills we have no doubt will be on show. We’ll also be supplying tools and equipment for the prize packages going to worthy winners in each category.
"Training and apprenticeships are essential to the future, as vocational skills form a key part of the UK economy. SkillBuild is an excellent provision that raises the bar of construction skills to a world class level - the Olympics of vocational studies.
"Every year we’re impressed with the determination and dedication of the students to develop into highly skilled professionals with a full understanding of their subject. SkillBuild always attracts a large turnout, at good venues and create a great atmosphere – the staff at Tilgear look forward to meeting customers at the regional heats in the coming months.”
Bill Tilbrook, Tilgear Sales Manager
This year’s regional qualifiers kick off on Friday 22nd March at Belfast MET. The regional competitions are held across England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, bringing together trainees and apprentices from across the country to compete in their chosen skills. For competitors taking part in the Advanced competitions, the results from each of the qualifiers are combined, and the highest scoring competitors overall will be invited to take part in the UK National Final.
UK National Final
The level of competition increases for Advanced competitors when they come together from all over the UK for the first time to compete in a 3-day competition. Gold, silver and bronze medals are handed out at an awards ceremony after the final day of competition is finished. The highest scoring medal winners who are age and skill eligible can now progress through to Team UK, with the potential to be selected to compete at an international level.
Are you attending one of the regional qualifiers? Tweet usto let us know – we’ll look forward to seeing you there.
To find out more about SkillBuild, visit: https://www.goconstruct.org/construction-today/skillbuild/competitions/
Tilgear – Supplying Educational and Training Establishments for over 50 years.