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Student reaches national final of World Skills competition

NextGen student, Trevor Laws has reached the final of World Skills UK in 3D Game Art, a national competition held in Birmingham.

Designed by industry experts, World Skills is a series of national competitions, equipping students with the world-class skills needed to help UK businesses compete better globally.

Trevor was successful in a passive test that he completed in his own time and at Sunderland College where he had two weeks to create, texture and present a robot 3D model. Only 20 competitors across the UK are successful at this stage and go on to the national live heats held at West Cheshire college. This was a one day competition where Trevor had to model and texture a realistic pair of headphones.

He was also successful at this stage which secured his place in the UK finals of the 3D Game Art competition held at Birmingham’s NEC Arena.

Matthew Hall, Sunderland College Lecturer in NextGen: Animation, Games Design and VFX, said: “Trevor has done fantastically well to get this far in the competition – showing high levels of technical skill and creative flair. I am delighted that Trevor is being recognised at a national level. It highlights the quality of our course when our students are consistently placed in the final of such a prestigious competition. We are all wishing Trevor the best of luck in the next stage of the competition.”

The three-day competition, judged by industry professionals, will bring a host of new challenges, with the potential to bring home gold, silver or bronze medals and go on to make the WorldSkills Squad to compete in the global leg of the WorldSkills competition.

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