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Wakefield scoops Leeds Hub Student Challenge

Wakefield College students celebrated placing first and second in the CIOB Leeds Hub Student Challenge this summer, with a presentation from Sam Dibaj, chair of the Leeds Hub.

In June, students from across Yorkshire came together to compete in the student challenge – a virtual challenge for level 3 built environment students – which took place over two weeks.

Each team was asked to submit a quality-assessed tender for the role of principal contractor for a real-life project. The project aimed to extend an existing three-storey building by constructing a new fourth-floor rooftop boardroom on the existing roof area.

Suzanne Black, head of curriculum for construction at Wakefield College, said: “After a challenging year in education, to have our learners achieve the first and second awards is a credit to our students – and we are proud to see them being recognised for their ability and hard work.”

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