Member of Parliament for the Ribble Valley and Deputy Speaker, Nigel Evans welcomed Clitheroe resident and winner of the Gold medal for digital construction, Isabelle Barron, to Parliament earlier this week along with the rest of the World Skills UK team. Nigel congratulated Isabelle and the rest of the team on their fantastic performance.
Isabelle and her fellow competitors have recently returned from a successful trip to Gdańsk, Poland for the EuroSkills 2023 Championship. The World Skills/Euro Skills Championships are known by some as the skills olympics and were created to showcase the most talented professionals and apprentices in fields such as engineering, construction and computer coding.
The Euroskills final is held every two years and this time involved around 600 young people from 32 countries. This year the British team picked up nine awards including Isabelle’s gold medal for digital construction.
In her day job Isabelle works as an Architectural technologist for Chapman Taylor.
“It was absolutely wonderful to see Clitheroe resident Isabelle take home gold for not just the UK but the Ribble Valley too, and it was a pleasure to welcome her and her team mates to Parliament to celebrate their impressive achievements. The World Skills UK team is an asset to the country, showing off our most skilled apprentices and young professionals for the world to see.”
Skills minister Robert Halfon said:
“Congratulations to the exceptional UK competitors who showcased their skills at EuroSkills in Gdańsk. The EuroSkills competitions provide an unparalleled opportunity for gifted young people to hone their skills and climb the ladder of opportunity towards a better and brighter future.”
“Being recognised as the best in Europe is life changing. I hope that I can use my experience as part of Team UK, to dispel some of the myths about working in construction and show young people the range of different opportunities that exist.”
Find out more about World Skills UK at: https://www.worldskillsuk.org/