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Ex-Coleg Menai student to compete on European stage in Welding Skills Competition

Aron Jones, a past Welding and Fabrication student, will soon compete at the World Skills competition in Leon, France.

After completing his Welding and Fabrication course at Coleg Menai’s Llangefni campus, Aron now has his own welding business, and dedicates his spare time helping aspiring students to prepare for other skills competitions such as Skills Competition Wales.

During Aron’s time with Coleg Menai, he won learner of the year 2022, and was crowned Welsh champion in Welding by Skills Competition Wales.

Aron also demonstrated great success at the UK Welder WorldSkills National final in Middlesbrough College, and was selected to be in the UK World Skills squad in Leon, France, in 2024.

Chris Hughes, Welding Lecturer at Coleg Menai said:

“During Aron’s 3rd year at college, he supported the 1st and 2nd year Welding and Fabrication learners to prepare for their own competitions, passing on the knowledge he had gained from competing at the Wales & UK Welding competitions.

Aron has the patience to explain, and the ability to demonstrate the practical skills in welding and fabrication, during his time at college he inspired other students, who looked up to him as a role model.

During the years he has been with Coleg Menai, he has been motivated, dependable, responsible, honest, and courteous. A has been a popular student with both 2nd & 3rd year students.

The welding team at Coleg Menai are very proud of his achievements during his time at college, & wish him every success with his career”.

Aron Jones said:

“The skills I have learnt from the course and the competitions have not only helped me in having a successful business, but have provided me with potential career paths as many professional businesses attend the competitions to scout potential employees.

My tutors have put a lot of time and effort into helping me prepare for the competitions by teaching me additional skills and providing advanced training.

I am very thankful to Coleg Menai as they have also supplied a lot of the Welding tools and have provided additional support with the theoretical aspect of Welding, such as maths, science, and research methods.

As well as helping in my final year, I now attend the college twice a week, leading up to competition time to help other students prepare for their competitions. Coleg Menai have helped me and I want to return the favour”.