Meet the people behind our inspirational young competitors
WorldSkills UK Competitions help young people from all backgrounds Go Further, Faster in their training and chosen careers. Each year, thousands of young people are registered to take part in our competitions and our Local Hero Awards celebrate the achievements of the amazing professionals who make this possible.
Our 2018 Local Heroes
Winner: David Frizell – Refinish Tutor, Riverpark Training
David was praised for striving to ensure all Refinish students at Riverpark Training get the opportunity to compete in local, national and international WorldSkills UK competitions. Every year, he supports his competitors and has given up many of his Saturdays to help his competitors. Riverpark Training has had fantastic success at national and international levels and this has been driven by David and his phenomenal passion for students to Go Further, Faster.
Nicola Rees – Food Service Instructor and Tutor, Gower College Swansea
Colin Galley – Chair of Regional Inclusive Skills Competitions, New College Durham
Judith Larsen – Cisco Lecturer, Bedford College
Lee Priestly – Lecturer, Fife College
Mehmet Karamanoglu – Head of Department EIS, Middlesex University London
A huge thank you to all our Local Hero nominees – you are vital for helping WorldSkills UK and our young competitors to succeed.
2017 Local Heroes
Every year, thousands of young people are registered to take part in WorldSkills UK Competitions, but their participation is only possible through the support of committed Local Heroes who promote the benefits of competitions to students, apprentices and senior management. These Local Heroes also give their time to competitors, putting on additional training for competitors and offering pastoral and moral support.Meet our Local Heroes