A mature student at Derby College has reached the National Finals of the Skillbuild Competition which will be held at Birmingham's NEC in November (16 – 18).
Haralds Jonans (37) from Chaddesden is originally from Latvia. He is one of more than 20 deaf learners who attend Derby College – supported by signers in the workshop and in lessons.
Construction students at Derby College won their largest tally of medals in the regional Skillbuild competition held recently at Leicester College.
Twelve Colleges from the Midlands and Yorkshire regions entered 77 students into the different competitions which included set tasks in Brickwork, Painting and Decorating, Joinery and Plastering.