Competing against students from all over the country, Isaac travelled to Cardiff for the finals, and was awarded third place in Foundation Skills Restaurant Service – winning the Bronze medal.
The WorldSkills challenge is an opportunity for young people to showcase their talent and demonstrate all they have learned at college. More than 3,000 young students and apprentices took part in the competition in over 60 disciplines – from plumbing to aircraft maintenance and beauty therapy to digital media. The finals were held at venues across the UK earlier this month.
New City College had five students who underwent the seven-month process of regional heats and intensive training before securing their place to compete in the finals.
Along with Isaac King from Redbridge campus, they were, Marco Sansalvatore, Mouhsin Ouidrene and Zhiying Zheng from Tower Hamlets campus, who competed in the Accounting Technician category, and Harley Cullen, from Foundation Learning at Havering Sixth Form, who competed in the Foundation Skills Catering competition.
The winners were announced during a special programme from Channel 4’s Packed Lunch studios, presented by Steph McGovern. Excited New City College staff, the finalists and their families gathered at the beautiful Rouge Restaurant at NCC Redbridge campus, where Isaac studies, to watch on a large screen as the online broadcast went live.