These include: health, hospitality & lifestyle; beauty therapy; fitness; culinary arts; restaurant services; floristry
; hairdressing; butchery; construction & infrastructure - bricklaying, carpentry, plastering, landscape gardening, plumbing, roofing, painting and decorating, wall and floor tiling, furniture and cabinet making, electrical installation; engineering & technology; automotive - mechanics; industrial - electronics.
This year, 423 students are participating across 57 categories, which include carpentry, floristry
, cabinetmaking, nursing and drone making.
In addition to the main display, the Level 2 Floristry
Certificate students have put their entrepreneurial skills to good use, and have designed and organised the sale of Red Valentine's Roses from the Oswestry Campus reception, starting at [pounds sterling]1.50 for a single rose.
is a job for everyone, whatever your age or sex.
The level 2 floristry
students entered the Blockbuster category at the popular North Yorkshire Show and they proved a box office hit with the judges taking first, second and third prize.
"Melissa was very passionate about floristry
and worked very hard while with us.
I dreaded the thought of having to tell someone who was older and been in floristry
longer what to do and how I wanted it done.
Also lauded was Floristry
winner Sian Powell, who has progressed from trainee to invaluable employee at a Wrexham florist.
Zoe Rowlinson, 19, has been named the 'Best in the UK' in floristry
after winning Gold at the WorldSkills UK National Competitions at The Skills Show 2013.
I'm a keen flower arranger and I'd like to turn this into a small floristry
business - problem is I don't know where to start.
Among them are Northop College's floristry
students, who made their mark at the famous RHS Tatton Flower Show and have since enjoyed success in the UK Skills Floristry
Guisborough also offers floristry
courses, where the team takes students out to various competitions.
He added: "The world of floristry
is constantly changing.
The quartet have been plucked from colleges, skills councils and training providers in sectors from construction and engineering to social care, floristry
and hospitality, to find the best of the best in skillscompetition Wales, a Welsh Assembly Government-funded event.
TRAINING If you go directly into floristry
, you will be trained by an experienced florist, learning shop procedures, care of flowers and plants, flower and plant names, principles of colour and design, arrangement techniques, selling skills, cash handling, estimating costs and customer service.