Motor Vehicle Student Who Won UK Gold Faces Tense World Finals Wait

A Rhyl College-based Motor Vehicle student who won a silver medal at the WorldSkills UK finals last year has gone one better, claiming gold in this year’s Vehicle Body Repair competition and being crowned the best new talent in the industry!

20-year-old Tiler Moorcroft-Jones now faces a tense wait to see if he has booked a seat on the plane to Shanghai to represent the UK at the global finals next year.

He pitted his skills against five of the best young Vehicle Body Repair students from across the length and breadth of the UK during the tense national finals, which were held at Cardiff & Vale College.

All six had to tackle a range of different challenges within a set time period. These included detailed jig work, changing a quarter panel within five hours, and repairing a wing without using filler.

Tiler, who lives in Johnstown and is employed by Body Perfect in Wrexham, combines his work commitments with his training at Coleg Llandrillo’s Rhyl campus.

He said: “I’m absolutely over the moon with the gold and can’t wait to see if I will be representing the UK in Shanghai next year.”

His tutor Ben King added: “We are delighted for Tiler; what an achievement. He Is a hard-working, dedicated student, and these qualities have paid dividends. All the tutors have their fingers crossed that he now qualifies for the world finals.”

Tiler now has ‘the full set’ medal-wise, after initially claiming bronze at 2019’s Skills Competition Wales finals. Skills Competition Wales is a Welsh Government-backed series of events designed to celebrate vocational skills and is part of the global WorldSkills competition.

For more information on Coleg Llandrillo’s Motor Vehicle courses, please contact the college on 01745 354 797, email: rhyladmissions@gllm.ac.uk or go to www.gllm.ac.uk

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