Media Release: Glasgow Clyde’s IT crowd hit three-in-a-row at World Skills

STUDENTS from Glasgow Clyde College have triumphed in the World Skills Scottish heats for the third year in a row.

Second year student, James Carey, came first in the IT Support Technician category, while James Wilson came second in the Network Infrastructure Technician competition.

It’s the third consecutive year that the college has come out on top in the Network Infrastructure Technician competition at the respected event.

Students from Cardonald College came second in the UK finals in 2012 and won the Scottish heat in 2013.

“I’m really happy to have come first in the Scottish Heat,” said James Carey.

“It’s a great achievement for me and for the College, and I’m hoping to do just as well in the UK final in November.”

The competitions focus on the essential requirements for a successful career in the entrant’s chosen field.

The Network Infrastructure Technician competition consists of tasks including the installation and maintenance of an ICT network, while the IT Support Technician competition tests the ability to configure IT hardware and software to meet a customer’s requirements.

Both students have now qualified to participate in the World Skills UK final, held at Birmingham’s NEC in November.

“I’m delighted that our two students who entered the competition have performed so successfully, said Kevin MacLean, senior computing lecturer at Glasgow Clyde College.

“It’s further evidence of the high standard of teaching and student at the college, and it shows the commitment our students to developing their skills and making the most of their potential.

“It’s really rewarding to see the students’ progress and get better along the way. In the coming years we’ll be looking to bring more students into the Web Development and IT Software Solutions competitions, so I can see a bright future for us in the competition.”

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