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CIT Hosts Ireland Skills National Competion > 9th - 12th December 2014

CIT Hosts Ireland Skills National Competion > 9th - 12th December 2014

Published on: Sunday, 07 December 2014

 

CIT recommends that you visit the campus on Wednesday 10th December, as the projects will be at an advanced stage.

 

CIT is set to host the IrelandSkills National Competition. The 2015 competition, which will take place from 9th - 12th December, will have competitions in ten skills. A number of this year's Silver Medal Winners will go on to represent Ireland in the WorldSkills Competition which will take place in São Paulo, Brazil, in 2015.

 

Competitors who compete in the IrelandSkills competition are selected from their respective trade background, based on their competence and ability to complete test projects to the highest international standards, under pressure from fixed time schedules and a requirement for precise dimensions and controls.

The Annual IrelandSkills Competition is one of the most prestigious events in the crafts calendar. It attracts the best trainee crafts persons from around the country to compete for first place in Ireland and win the coveted Department of Education and Skills, Silver Medal in their respective skill areas.

From the skills training perspective, the IrelandSkills National Competition provides a magnificent opportunity to showcase the relentless commitment to the training and development of highly skilled crafts persons within the Irish education system.

The skills being showcased at CIT, which will be held in their respective workshops on the Bishopstown Campus, are:

  • Automobile Technology
  • Carpentry
  • Construction Plant Fitting
  • Electrical Installation
  • Industrial Control
  • Joinery
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Plasterwork
  • Refrigeration 
  • Welding

In the World Skills Competition in Leipzig, Germany, in 2013, an Irish team of 14 competed against 53 countries and achieved 11th place overall, winning two Gold medals, one Bronze medal, and seven Medallions of Excellence. This continues the trend of Irish craft people consistently achieving outstanding results at the World Skills Competition. Since 1957, when Ireland first entered the competition, the Irish team has won a total of 59 Gold, 53 Silver, and 79 Bronze.

The IrelandSkills Competition is open to the public and visitors are welcome to view and savour the high levels of craftsmanship on display along with the tense competitive atmosphere. CIT recommends that you visit the campus on Wednesday 10th December, as the projects will be at an advanced stage.

The winners will be presented with trophies at an award ceremony which will take place on Friday 12th December, 2014 on CIT’s Bishopstown Campus.

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