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Scots Selected for “Skills Olympics” in Lyon

Team UK Scottish Competitors

A video games specialist, an engineer, and a renewable energy apprentice are among the four young Scots who have been selected for Team UK and will compete in the ‘Skills Olympics’ later this year.

All aged under 25, the four will compete in the WorldSkills 2024 Competition in Lyon, France from 10-15 September.

City of Glasgow College students Finley Graham and Yasmin George along with New College Lanarkshire Student Nathan Young and UHI Moray apprentice Danny McBean will represent Team UK in the event having already triumphed in the national finals. They will be competing in:

3D Digital Game Art – Yasmin George
IT Network Systems Administration – Finley Graham
Mechanical Engineering CAD – Nathan Young
Renewable Energy – Danny McBean.

More than 1,500 competitors from 65 countries will battle it out in 62 different skills during the WorldSkills event.

Representatives from all four UK nations are vying with peers from around the world in the 47th WorldSkills competition to be crowned the world’s best in their discipline.

Shona Struthers, Chief Executive of Colleges Scotland, said:

“These four young people have already demonstrated the outstanding skills they have acquired in Scottish colleges. The international competition offers an incredible opportunity to showcase their talents on the global stage while competing against their peers from so many different countries. We wish them every success.”

WorldSkills UK Ambassador Lead Scotland Carol Turnbull, said:

“We should all be proud of the skill and determination these young professionals have shown to get selected for Team UK. They represent the very best in their field, but will have to be at the top of their game competing against their peers from across the globe.

“The event is a real opportunity to raise the profile and prestige of Scottish colleges and UK skills and is a life-changing opportunity for all involved.”


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