WorldSkills competitor cites College Chef lecturer as a major inspiration during Colleges Week 2011
26 September 2011
Westminster Kingsway College student Ben Murphy is set to compete in the world's largest international education competition, WorldSkills 2011, from the 5 -8 October and has named his college lecturer, Norman Fu, as a major inspiration and support in his quest to win the title. Ben is hoping to gain experience, knowledge and improve his technical skills by competing in his chosen skill, cooking.
WorldSkills 2011 has not only successfully opened up further opportunities for Ben; it also illustrates the importance of Westminster Kingsway College and the lecturers that work there. Participation in the event is an indication of the high calibre of teaching at Westminster Kingsway College and the exemplary level of support shown by lecturers like Norman is crucial in helping students become more confident and to get a foot on the career ladder.
Ben is grateful to Norman for the influence he has had: “I would like to thank Norman for all his time and effort in introducing me to new ingredients and techniques: without his support and encouragement I wouldn’t have got to where I am today. I now think of Norman as more of a friend than simply a lecturer.”
Norman, chef lecturer at Westminster Kingsway College said: “Personally WorldSkills is rewarding because I get to see a student begin to develop their own ideas and techniques – Ben has impressed many people within the College with his high level of commitment and his rapid development and we wish him the best of luck for this year’s competition”.
The WorldSkills London 2011 Competition will take place over four days, from 5-8 October. It is one of the biggest events ever to be held at ExCeL London, and will see over 1,000 of the most skilled young people from all corners of the globe battling it out in 46 different skills, competing to be crowned the best of the best in their chosen skill.
Colleges Week is the education sector’s major showcase for the vital role that Colleges play in providing young people, adults and businesses in the UK with the opportunities they need to succeed.
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