Joanna Zwolak Stavrou, a Level 3 Complementary Therapies student from City College Brighton and Hove, has scooped the top award in her category in the regional Beauty & Holistics heats for WorldSkills UK, hosted at East Surrey College. The competition offered students and trainees the opportunity to benchmark their abilities against their peers while honing and developing their skills. Competitors travelled from across the South East in the hope of making it to the national finals in Birmingham this November. WorldSkills UK is the country’s premier set of skills competitions for young people and adults. The competitions aim to encourage people from across the UK to excel in their work-based skill while lifting standards of training and performance.
“Joanna’s professionalism, conscientiousness and the way in which she continually strives for perfection make her an outstanding reflexologist and the College’s is really proud of what she achieved at Worldskills”, said Georgia Christoforou, the Curriculum Team Leader of City College’s Beauty & Holistic Therapies department. “It was a really exciting event to take part in”, said Joanna. “I’ve managed to gain a lot of confidence in my ability at the College because the course is structured so well and the tutors are so supportive and passionate about the subject.”
About City College Brighton and Hove: Situated in the heart of Brighton and graded ‘Outstanding’ in key areas by Ofsted in its June 2011 report, City College Brighton and Hove is an international centre of vocational excellence and one of the top performing Further Education Colleges in the country. Every year, 2,000 full-time, 7,000 part time, 400 Higher Education and 400 14-16 year old students as well as many international and European students choose City College as their place of further and higher education training. In addition, the College provides training to over 2,000 businesses via its ‘City Business Skills’ department which focuses on employer training needs. Offering over 700 courses from basic level right through to business and postgraduate training, City College is working with its partners to develop the workforce of the future.