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Thursday 20 April 2017 10:00 - 16:00

SkillBuild, run by the citb, is the UK's biggest construction skills competition and has been running for more than 45 years. South Devon College is proud to once again host the opening event for the 2017 competition, which will see 60 students from across the South West compete. Trainees will be put through their paces during the day under the watchful eye of expert judges showcasing the very best skills in all disciplines. Last year College students won a total of 2 gold medals, 6 silver medals and 2 bronze medals, a fantastic achievement.


In addition to the competition, over 300 primary and secondary school students will have the chance to engage in a series of 'have a go' activities. There will also be a trade show with 20 local companies offering information, demonstrations and activities for all.  


DIY SOS's Chris and Julian will be at the event all day, getting involved with the activities and encouraging young people to give construction a go.


All are welcome to come and see the competition and trade show, which are being held at the College's Construction department.


The College would like to thank the following organisations for their support:

Kier Construction

Morgan Sindall

Midas Homes

Wilmott Dixon

BAM Construction


Go Construct


Build Plymouth


We're ready for the competition...

The workshops and materials are ready and waiting for the competitors.


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And we're ready for the schools' Have a Go sessions...

Over 300 goodie bags filled, brick and plastering activities ready, and our mascots are on their way!


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When: Thursday 20th April

Time: 9:00am - 4:00pm

Where: The Construction Department, Vantage Point, South Devon College