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Showcasing the best young talent in Kent and Medway

Competitors from across the Kent colleges competed in the annual KFE skills competition hosted this year at MidKent College’s Medway Campus on Wednesday 4 March 2020.

Nearly 200 students entered over 20 different hotly contested categories ranging from Early Years, Web Design and Culinary Arts to Welding, Plumbing and Hairdressing. The judges, all experts in their industry field, had the difficult decision of awarding gold, silver and bronze medals to our competitors. The creativity of the students was evident with Disney’s Princess Jasmine being created in Beauty, a boat being incorporated into a hair up and some excellent typographic work in Design. The attention to detail and precision was evident in all, especially in the construction trades competitions with advanced maths skills being demonstrated!

Congratulations to all of the students involved; your hard work, passion and enthusiasm for your subject made the event truly enjoyable for all, and really showcased the developing talent of our county’s future.

Competitions such as #KFE4Skills allows students to test the skills they have learnt at College with a real life brief, and receive constructive feedback. These skills are vital for when students progress into the workplace, as not only will they have developed key transferable skills, but also have great experience to include on their CV. The Kent colleges all strive to educate the county’s young people with the practical and theoretical knowledge required for Kent’s future workforce,

The MidKent College team had some amazing wins including gold medals in Brickwork, Culinary Arts, Digital Video Production, Electrical Installation, Fashion & Photographic Make-up, Graphic Design, Hairdressing, Inclusive Skills – Food Prep, Performing Arts – Musical Theatre and Web Design!

Thank you to all of the judges involved – we hope to see you again in 2021!