After being ranked as one of the top 8 scorers in the WorldSkills UK Mechanical Engineering: CAD Competition, Josh Page has now competed in the national finals and achieved fourth place.
This is a particularly excellent result for Josh in view of the fact that the winner and runner up were from New College, Lanarkshire, who work very closely with the manufacturers of the software and were all highly accomplished users of Autodesk Inventor.
Competitors were tested on their performance using Autodesk Inventor CAD to produce 2D technical drawings, 3D models and 3D assemblies. Competitors were also required to produce animations, with a full understanding of BS/ISO drawing standards, and use them effectively in different situations.
Fergus Murray, Engineering Director and manager of the Don Whitley Scientific apprenticeship scheme, said, “This is a fantastic result and Josh really deserves the accolade. His hard work, dedication and perseverance have allowed him to compete to such a high standard and we are very happy to have Josh working as a key member of our product development team.”
The event, the nation’s largest skills apprenticeships and careers event, was held from 17-19 November at the Skills Show 2016, NEC, Birmingham.
Well done, Josh.