Medal winning Hair and Beauty student

Elmwood College Hair & Beauty student Christina Pert was celebrating after receiving an award at this year’s WorldSkills UK 2008 Awards recently.


More than 60 young students from across Scotland were recognised for their skills in a variety of industries at a national WorldSkills ceremony in Perth.


The young people - aged 16 to 23 - received their gold, silver and bronze medals in the UK Skills or related competitions from the Minister for Schools and Skills, Maureen Watt, and triple Olympic gold medal cycling champion, Chris Hoy.


Lesley Muir, Head of Unit at Elmwood College said, “The event offered Christina the chance to compete against others and see how her skills measured up to the competition. She did a great job and we plan to get involved with future events to build on her success.”


Ms Watt said, "We want to ensure our young people have the right skills to help them grow as individuals and help our economy to grow. This is particularly important in these tough economic times when we need to ensure our workforce is sufficiently skilled to meet the rapidly changing needs of businesses.


"These talented young students have shown that they have the ability, determination and drive to both succeed in the workplace and to help build a better future for themselves and for Scotland.


"I want to congratulate them and their tutors on their hard work. I hope that in receiving their medals from Chris Hoy that they too are inspired to continue to go for gold in the training for their future careers."



It’s a good course; I really enjoy colouring and cutting. I have made some good friends and am looking forward to coming back next year.


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