TWO students from South Eastern Regional College’s (SERC) Lisburn campus have been Highly Commended in the national WorldSkills UK competitions.
Level 3 Patisserie and Confectionery student Joanne Barlow, 26, from Dromara, was Highly Commended in the Confectionery competition, which was hosted in the city of Glasgow.
Joanne said: “This was my first competition and my first showpiece, so there were many techniques I needed to perfect to ensure a good standard as everything in the design was made from chocolate.
“My showpiece was designed to hold 24 chocolate bonbons. The base was made with milk, white and ruby chocolate held in a dark chocolate, so it looked like marble and the central column was made of a stack of large chocolate pebbles which I brushed with black cocoa butter and a bronze powder and finished with a large pink flower with green leaves and spirals.”
Peter Smylie, 22, a Level 3 Fire & Security Apprentice, from Moria, was Highly Commended in the competition for the Electronic Security Systems title, which took place in Warrington. Peter is employed by Beacon Fire & Security in Lisburn.