Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Award for Excellence in Construction Training

Carpentry lecturer at South West College, Omagh. N.Ireland., Tony McGartland was awarded the Excellence in Construction Training by the SkillsBuild of the UK in 2013. After Tony sent me these pictures of Philip Glasgow with his task models, that he trained for the WorldSkills in Leipzig Germany this year, I can see why Tony was awarded the Hugh Gettinby Memorial Award.

Excellence in Construction Training Article at SkillsBuild UK

Tony trained Philip as a young apprentice, throughout Philip's time at South West College, Omagh. N.Ireland.  After the UK National Finals win of Sept 2012, Philip was selected by Team UK to take part in squad training with three other UK apprentices. One from Wales and one from England, Tony and Philip are in N.Ireland. After the squad training events around the three colleges, Philip was selected in March 2012 to represent the UK in WorldSkills 2013 in Leipzig Germany.

Tony  set up a multi-purpose task model training room in the college and his tools and equipment were there for him each day to train with no distractions.

Pat Phillips (Chief Carpentry Expert of the UK) then took over Philip Glasgow's training for WorldSkills Finals and brought him to an higher level as Pat is more experienced at WorldSkills level training. This was Tony's first WorldSkills competition.

Tony's job is Carpentry lecturer at South West College, Omagh. N.Ireland.
His students have kept the GOLD medal since 2010. In 2010 at their Regional Finals his students achieved GOLD SILVER and BRONZE.
The pictures below, were taken by Tony at South West College, Omagh. N.Ireland., during Philip's WorldSkills Carpentry Competition training.

These are very impressive task models. You can see how Tony trained Philip to draw out and built a complete geometric roof task model. Really nice clean cuts as well.

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