Jordan helps MAs brush up on their skills

Kyle, Jordan and Callum at FVC

Jordan helps MAs brush up on their skills

A former World SkillBuild finalist helped Forth Valley College painting and decorating contenders to brush up on their skills recently.

Jordan Charters, who competed in the World SkillBuild finals in Abu Dhabi in October was happy to offer his advice and tips to FVC Modern Apprentices Kyle Cooper and Callum Bonner – who are both hoping to do well in upcoming competitions themselves. Also in attendance at the specially organised training session on Friday 10 November at FVC’s Falkirk Campus were two finalists from other Scottish colleges.

Callum (19) from Tullibody – a third year MA with Clackmannanshire Council – will join eight others will go on to compete at the prestigious SkillBuild Show, at Birmingham’s NEC from November 16-18, with a £1,000 first prize at stake. He said: “This has been good training from Jordan. I am looking forward to the SkillBuild this week and am quite excited about it.”

Kyle (20) from Auchterarder – who is an MA working with the Gleneagles Luxury Hotel, Spa and Golf Resort – will soon compete in the Johnstone’s Paint UK Final. He said: “So far so good with this training from Jordan. There have been some good things to learn about taking part in competitions. I am also looking forward to the final.”

Jordan, who works as a Painter and Decorator for his his dad’s firm – George Charters – in the Borders of Scotland, said: “I enjoy putting something back like this training session, as people in the industry have done it for me, and I enjoy showing them how they should be approaching things when in competition.”

Kevin Bonner, Painting and Decorating Lecturer in the Department of Construction at Forth Valley College, said: “It was great to welcome Jordan to the college and we have no doubt his knowledge of competition and what is required under pressure will have been of great benefit to our MAs as they look to do well in the upcoming competitions.”



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