Dunlop kicks off Multi-Skill Champion Competition

Published:  24 April, 2017

Dunlop has kicked off its Multi-Skill Champion Competition to find the best multi-skill construction student in the UK with a series of regional college heats.

Supported by NoMorePly, the Dunlop Multi-Skill Champion Competition recognises students across the UK taking the City & Guilds Construction Skills (6219) qualification.

The competition culminates in a Grand Final in June, with students tested on their tiling and decorating skills. As an added element this year, finalists will also be tested on their carpentry and joinery skills – a core element of the qualification.

Over the coming months, Dunlop technical support manager Gareth Birks, the company’s team of product support technicians, and representatives from NoMorePly will be touring construction colleges across the UK to provide free training and present a trophy to the individual nominated by the college to compete in the Grand Final.

Judges at the Grand Final this year include Dave Rowley, lead judge for the national SkillBuild finals for wall and floor tiling and training manager at Dunlop; Wayne de Wet, professional decorator and industry expert; and Nicola Butcher, a multi-award-winning carpenter.

Debi Boulton, sales and marketing manager, said: “Last year’s competition was a phenomenal success with 18 students aged from 14 to 40 from colleges across the UK taking part in our Grand Final.

“This year is going to be even bigger and better with more students and more colleges taking part. We can’t wait to welcome the college winners to our Grand Final in June – it’s going to be a great day.”

College winners will be announced on Dunlop’s Facebook and Twitter pages over the next few weeks.

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