Cabinet maker and former Chichester College student Edward ‘Woody’ Harringman recently won the top prize at the WorldSkills competition in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The 21-year-old who now runs his own business, Harringman Cabinet Making, received a gold award after demonstrating his skills in the cabinet making category. The WorldSkills Competition, held from 11th to 16th August 2015, is the largest vocational education and skills excellence event in the world. Every two years it sees around 1000 young people aged 18-25 from all over the world come together to compete for medals in more than 45 different skills, including electrical installation, welding, cooking and bricklaying.

Edward is the fifth Chichester College student to represent the College on the WorldSkills stage and the fourth to enter in the cabinet making category. He follows in the footsteps of another former Chichester College learner, George Callow, who won gold in the previous competition two years ago. Receiving the gold award is an amazing achievement for Edward and also for Chichester College. Staff at the College believe Chichester is the only college to have achieved two gold awards in a row.