Yasmin George wins gold at Global Skills Challenge in Melbourne

Yasmin George, former City of Glasgow College student and talented member of the WorldSkills UK team specialising in 3D Digital Game Art, has returned from Melbourne, Australia, with a gold medal in hand. Competing in the largest international skills excellence event ever held in Australia, Yasmin’s performance at the Global Skills Challenge has set the stage for a promising showing at the WorldSkills 47th International Competition in Lyon later this year.

The Global Skills Challenge, held from May 23 to 26, welcomed over 400 of the world's top young apprentices, trainees, and professionals to Melbourne. The event, designed as a rigorous preparation for the WorldSkills competition, saw participants engage in simulated contests to test their skills and trades. Yasmin emerged victorious in her category and has demonstrated exceptional talent and dedication to her craft.

Her achievement is a personal triumph but also a testament to the quality of training and support provided by the college. Her former lecturer and WorldSkills trainer Craig Creelman, Lecturer - Visual Communications stated:

“From day one, Yasmin has been a world-class student, and now she is not only competing at the highest level but also winning! We couldn't be more thrilled and proud!

Yasmin’s journey to the top has been marked by relentless effort and exceptional guidance from her trainers. She has been diligently preparing for this competition, honing her skills in 3D Digital Game Art to meet and exceed the exacting standards set by the international community. Yasmin expressed:

“It was an honour to meet and compete against the other global competitors. See you soon in WorldSkills Lyon 2024!”

The Global Skills Challenge is a platform for Yasmin to display her expertise but also provided her with invaluable exposure to international standards and practices in her field. This experience is expected to be a significant advantage as she gears up for the WorldSkills competition in September.

Yasmin’s success story is an inspiration to aspiring young professionals and a proud moment for the college and WorldSkills UK team.