College crafts medals haul

Release Date: 16 May 2017

D&A College craft apprentices won a haul of prizes at a national competition – taking medals in every trade/craft category in which they entered.

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Some of the Skillbuild award winners (from left) – Scott Wallace, Daniel Slater, Dylan Tyrell and Declan Collins.

Seven students returned to college with honours from the Skillbuild Scottish heats – covering carpentry and joinery, painting and decorating, roof, slating and tiling, and bricklaying.

At the highest level was Daniel Slater (26) who won first place in the new entrant bricklaying category.

Daniel works with Pert-Bruce Construction in his home town of Montrose.

Helping cement D&A’s success was Jason Richardson (21), who scooped the runner’s-up spot in the senior bricklaying contest.

The Arbroath resident is employed by construction firm, Stewart Milne.

Hammering home the college’s craft expertise were a trio of carpentry and joinery apprentices who all won top-three places.

Carnoustie’s Dylan Tyrell and Andrew Carter, Birkhill, won silver and bronze respectively in the New Entrant category. Dylan (19) is employed by the Angus Shared Apprentice Programme, while Andrew (21) works for Wigwam Cabins.

Scott Wallace, nailed bronze position in the senior category. The 19-year-old Dundonian works for Dundee City Council.

Also having a brush with success was fellow council employee, Declan Collins. The 20-year-old Dundonian took third place in the senior painting and decorating category.