20 year old student and bricklayer, Ashley Terron, from Appleton, is celebrating winning gold at the Global Skills Challenge in Australia.
Ashley is continuing the winning streak that has seen him selected to represent the UK in the Skills Olympics, World Skills International, in Leipzig in July.
The Global Skills Challenge (GSC) is a simulated international competition and important training exercise leading up to the 42nd World Skills International Competition in Leipzig, Germany.
After 4 days of intense competition featuring the best from countries such as China,France, Japan and the United States, Ashley emerged as the clear winner by a staggering 7% margin. This is good news in his bid for gold at Leipzig.
Ashley says, “I’m over the moon. The competition was the fiercest I’ve ever faced so I’m delighted to win gold. I’ll now be training hard to make sure I win gold at the World Skills International Competition in Leipzig.”
Ashley came straight from school to Warrington Collegiate as a bricklaying student and apprentice, winning both the junior and senior sections of the SkillBuild competition at just 16 and 17. From there he won gold at the UK Skills Regional Competition, followed by bronze at the national competition.