This year, students on the Independent Living Skills course at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor sites have celebrated many successes at Skills Competition Wales.

The Inspiring Skills Excellence in Wales project delivers and promotes Skills Competitions in Wales on behalf of the Skills Ambassador Network, a group of training providers from across Wales that are committed to engaging and supporting competitors to achieve and succeed. This year, Dolgellau students Jordan Evans and Iolo Thomas won Gold in preparing food and Silver in laying a table, respectively. The pair have worked hard all year on their skills and their tutors, Mair Rees and Morfudd Richards, are extremely proud of their achievements at the competition.

Jordan, from Anglesey, said:

I enjoyed the challenge and I'm very proud of myself and so happy that I have achieved this!

His friend Iolo added:

When I received the phone call to say I had been successful, I was really shocked! I'm so happy with the result.

The students put in their all to achieve work of a high standard which impressed the judges. Students on the ILS course have been competing in these categories at Skills Competition Wales for the last three years, and have received medals each year! Moreover, the Gold medal for preparing food has been won by a Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor ILS student every year, which is quite a record! The college is very proud of the students' achievements and hopes to keep up its fantastic reputation in the competition for years to come.

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