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The College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London

London’s #1 College for Skills

CONEL students are once again going for gold at the WorldSkills UK competition.

Three CONEL computing students have been entered for the Hardware and Software Skills Challenge. Huseyin Chalil (pictured), Wei Zhang and Jordan Robinson will have to demonstrate skills in computer installation, configuration, troubleshooting and maintenance, with a prestigious award ceremony awaiting the Gold prize-winner. Hopes are high as last year's competition was won by CONEL student Stefan Angelov.

This year's three hopefuls have already proven their abilities in a competition within the College. A set of timed tasks were set by their tutor, Satar Rahmani, in which they had to show technical competence and knowledge in installing, configuring and fault-finding on a PC system. Huseyin, Wei and Jordan came out on top among the twelve entrants.

The WorldSkills UK competitions (previously called the UK Skills Challenge) cover a wide range of areas from beauty therapy to bricklaying. Their aim is to promote the benefits of skills, to reward vocational achievement and to improve productivity and performance across the UK's workforce. The competitions are backed by Tottenham MP David Lammy, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Skills. The international Worldskills competition will be held in Calgary, Canada in 2009 and will be coming to London in 2011.

CONEL is also entering two students for WorldSkills UK competitions in Performing Arts. This is the first time CONEL has entered students in this Curriculum Area, and demonstrates the College's commitment to supporting excellence in a wide range of technical and practical skills, ensuring that our learners reach professional industry standards.

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