- 25 October 2012
Aaron Jamison, who recently completed his Extended Diploma in Horticulture at the College of Agriculture, Food and Rural Enterprise (CAFRE) Greenmount Campus near Antrim, has gone on to even greater achievement by achieving a coveted "Medal of Excellence" at the recent Euroskills 2012 event in Belgium for Landscape Gardening & Design.
Aaron (from Crossgar, Downpatrick) is already part of the six strong UK squad for the Worldskills competitions. He went to the Spa-Francorchamps racetrack in Eastern Belgium as part of a two-person team. After three days of exacting work, Aaron and his team mate achieved a very creditable silver medal place, and Aaron was awarded a "Medal of Excellence" for his efforts. These are awarded to competitors who achieve the WorldSkills standard of excellence in their skill area.
Mr Johnston Shaw, world skills coordinator at the college said "we're really pleased for Aaron. The Worldskills team uses the Euroskills Landscape Gardening & Design event as a training event to hone the squad's competitive edge, and Aaron has shown that he's right up there with the best; we wish him well in his quest to secure a place on the two man team for the future Workskills Final in Leipzig, Germany next year."
Landscape skills are an important part of the learning package on offer to students of horticulture at the Greenmount Campus of CAFRE. If you would like any further information on the courses available at the college, please visit the CAFRE website www.cafre.ac.uk.
Former Greenmount student Aaron Jamison (from Crossgar, Downpatrick) taking part in the Euroskills competition in Belgium for Landscape Gardening & Design.