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28th August 2019

Everyone at York College is proud and delighted for former York College bricklaying apprentice Lewis Greenwood, who has been awarded a Medallion of Excellence in Bricklaying at WorldSkills 2019 in Kazan, Russia.

Lewis with Union Jack flag and Mike BurdettWEB

(photo credit: WorldSkills UK)

Lewis was selected as the nation’s number one bricklayer for SquadUK at WorldSkills - training tirelessly to compete against young people from all over the world at the prestigious ‘Skill Olympics’ in Kazan.  His hard work paid off during four days of intense competition, being one of 15 UKSquad members (out of 37) to be awarded a Medallion of Excellence in his chosen trade.

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Congratulations also to WorldSkills Training Manager Mike Burdett, who is also a bricklaying tutor at York College. Mike mentored Lewis throughout his WorldSkills journey and proudly watched him competing on the world's stage in Kazan.

Lewis competing in KazanWEB
(photo credit: WorldSkills UK)

Lewis, age 21 and formerly of Tadcaster Grammar School, achieved Level 3 Bricklaying at York College and is employed by PDS Construction in Wetherby.

Rob Holmes, Head of Division for Construction is delighted to see Lewis's achievements recognised at the highest level: "This news is wonderful for Lewis, for Mike Burdett (his training manager), and his employer (PDS Construction), and the entire Construction team at York College.  It is fantastic to have had Lewis completing his apprenticeship training with us and then to go on to see him train for WorldSkills.  He had access to high level training and showed enormous dedication to his trade - he's a superb role model for all our students.  We are all extremely proud of Lewis's achievements, and that of his WorldSkills Training Manager, Mike Burdett, whom we are very fortunate to have on our Bricklaying staff here at the College."


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Bricklaying Apprenticeship Level 2 and 3




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