UK landscapers join international skills contest

Teams flys to Helsinki for place in WorldSkills competition

Two young landscapers will represent UK vocational training in next week’s WorldSkills Competition. East Sussex-based Plumpton College students Glen Merchant and Andy O’Connor of Merchant Landscape Gardening Services fly to Helsinki tomorrow with teams from other UK industries. They will compete against 700 teams in the world’s largest skills competition. The UK teams will be managed by UK Skills, which promotes vocational skills and learning. UK Skills chief executive officer Graeme Hall said: “It’s vital we play an active role in ridding vocational training of its image as the ‘poor relation’ to academic qualifications. Skills competitions are a great way of showcasing excellence and raising standards.”

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