IT trio triumph in computing skills contest

Three computing students from Bradford College have triumphed in a regional skills contest.

Sami Ejaz, Dan Blake and Hamza Kumran each finished first in their respective disciplines in the Yorkshire heat of the WorldSkills UK IT competition.

The three winning students now face an anxious wait, until the scores from all other regional heats are in, to discover if they have made it through to the national finals at the NEC in Birmingham in November.

Steve Clay, Lecturer in Networking and Systems Support at Bradford College, said: “The competition was a wonderful experience for all of those involved and while challenging, students were able to demonstrate their analytical thinking skills to solve problems they are likely to encounter once they enter the IT Industry. 

“Students were tested on a range of skills from connecting PCs to a domain, troubleshooting connectivity problems on a network and wireless systems through to designing and implementing spreadsheet solutions using Microsoft Excel.”

More from Local News