Britain has continued on from the success of the 2012 Olympics by adding further gold, silver and bronze to their medal haul, only this time it was at the WorldSkills 2013 event held in Leipzig, Germany.
The UK team had stiff compeotition during the intense 4 day event but all the hard work paid off as the team came back with 2 golds, 1 silver, 3 bronze medals and 17 medallions, with one of the gold medals for bricklaying!
Ashley Terron, Team UK Member and Gold Medalist in Bricklaying, said: “To win Gold in Bricklaying is just amazing. It still hasn’t really sunk in that I am the best young bricklayer in the World.”
“The last few months have been really tough fitting my training for WorldSkills around work and family responsibilities but it has been totally worth it. I want to show the UK how Apprenticeships and vocational training can enable young people to gain a real qualification and a real future.”
Prime Minister David Cameron said: “British ambition and ingenuity has once again taken on and beaten the best in the world and I extend my congratulations to Team UK.”
“As we compete in the global race, this Government is on the side of ambitious young people who want to work hard and get on and we will continue in our efforts to build the biggest and best apprenticeship programme.”
Recipro sourced this article from Construction Enquirer.