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22 May 2012

Students lay the foundations for a career in construction

Two Cardiff and Vale College Construction students are celebrating success in both the junior and senior groups of the Welsh Guild of Bricklayers competition.

Rhys Jenkins, 19-years-old and from Cardiff, won the junior prize at the competition held in Coleg Menai in North Wales. Ben Lloyd, 21 and also from Cardiff, came third in the senior round.

The two students both study Brickwork at the College’s Cardiff Construction Training Centre (CCTC) in Cardiff Bay. They beat off competition from Colleges from all over Wales in a challenge where they had to construct a build to a prearranged specification within a set time limit.

CCTC Construction Lecturer Darren Hill said: “We were all really pleased to see Ben and Rhys do so well in the competition after travelling up to North Wales. They were up against some tough competition and both Ben and Rhys are a credit to themselves and the Construction Department at Cardiff and Vale College – we are really proud of them.”

Darren has been asked to become Chairman for the Guild of Bricklayers Welsh region, and CCTC Manager Kevin Robinson has been promoted to Vice Chair. “We were more than happy to accept,” Darren said. “We see it as a positive move for the CCTC and for Cardiff and Vale College as a whole.”