A South Leicestershire College student is going for gold and competing for a place in the world’s biggest vocational and education event.
Regan, aged 17 from Leicester is currently studying the Level 3 Games Design course at the College. He has been selected to compete for a place in Squad UK. If successful he will then go on to be a part of Team UK, a team that will be going for gold at the WorldSkills finals in Kazan in 2019.
Regan was selected following his high scoring during the UK finals at the Skills Show last November. He will now be returning to the Skills Show at the NEC this November to compete for his place in Squad UK.
Held every two years, the WorldSkills international competition sees around 1000 young people, aged 18 to 25, from all over the world, come together to compete for medals in more than 40 different skills
Regan said: “I’m looking forward to competing for a place in Squad UK. Doing competitions like these is great for meeting new people who are interested in the same thing. There will also be the chance to train with industry professionals.”
Once Regan finishes his course he aims to go to University to study a degree in Game Art.
Wayne Gallear, Computing Lecturer at the College added: “These competitions are a fantastic way to really prepare students for the world of work once they finish their course. They create opportunity for students to enhance their skill set, mix with experts and are great preparation for dealing with the pressures we have in our work life”.
“Regan has worked exceptionally hard to get to this stage and we look forward to preparing for the next stage of competitions in November.”
Click here to find out more about Games Design courses at South Leicestershire College, call 0116 264 3535 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Publication date: Wednesday 29th March 2017