Our Team has returned from WorldSkills 2019: the UK’s biggest experiential training, careers and skills event at the NEC Birmingham.
“It’s given me lots of prospects and opened lots of doors," says Daniel Timothy (Third year Psychology student).
Student Viorel Mihailuc - won a silver medal for our team, in the BIM (Building Information Modelling) the 3D architectural design competition, while in the Robotics team contest, our students Abubakar Munye and Ibrahim Abdi won silver and Szymon Malecki and Szymon Klimek won bronze.
"Studying at MDX helped me progress very quickly in my career, as I had great mentors and tutors guiding me in the right direction.” Says Viorel.
MDX Senior Lecturer in Bioscience and Biomedical Science Dr Dirk Wildeboer, has been elected Chief Expert for the next WorldSkills International finals in Shanghai in 2021.
"It was two days of very intense competition. The experience was great - I love competing and I enjoyed meeting other students. Being in the top two in BIM in the UK helps with job offers and personal development. Various people reached out to me on social media because I was in the top ten for the finals.” Says Viorel.
Their Senior Lecturer in Construction Architecture and BIM, Homeira Shayesteh says she is very “proud” of her students. #TeamMDX
"There were 118 of us that took part - staff and students across the faculty but also colleagues from professional services that supported the event", says MDX Professor of Mathematics and Design Engineering Mehmet Karamanoglu.
More than 100 students and staff came to support our team, by helping with exhibits and game demonstrations such as:
#MDXRobots Pepper and Baxter; a life-size motion-sensing Super Mario game; an interactive, terraforming sandbox; strength-testing and molecule-building challenges; plus the Motion Driven virtual reality rollercoaster eXperience.
Student Voltaire dela Cruz (studying his third year in Math), hopes to apply his skills to help solve real world problems by working with big data and programming software.
A part of his WorldSkills experience was, introducing young visitors to the Chaotic Selfie and Tower of Hanoi exhibits.
Interim Vice-Chancellor James Kennedy said, "Well done to the winners - and thank you to everybody who took part. Success is only possible because of your time, effort and energy”.
Join us at our next Science and Technology Event: STEM Festival, in the Quad (11th March 2020).