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WEC Group Ltd Welder of the Month – Kieran McShane

18 Aug 2020 1:23 PM | Anonymous

WEC Group Ltd and The Welding Institute

The Welding Institute has had a long association with WEC Group Ltd through the Association of Welding, Training, Fabrication and Education (AWFTE) and, in particular, through the SkillWeld and Construction Metalwork competitions.

The AWFTE aims to support and promote a standard of excellence in welding, joining and fabrication by providing current and progressive knowledge of practices from around the world to the trainers and educators of our future engineers.

We believe that by encouraging the development of knowledge in our educators, we not only promote advancement in new ideas, but also encourage lifelong learning in their students and future generations. WEC Group Ltd provide an excellent example of how, by working together, the Institute, industry and educators can all support the next generation of engineers.

About Kieran McShane

After leaving school at age 16, Kieran decided to pursue an apprenticeship with the WEC Group Ltd. During his time at the WEC Group Ltd, Kieran entered the WorldSkills UK competition 2019 at the age of just 17 and proved his skills through being awarded the silver medal. As a result of this success, Kieran has been selected to join the Squad UK to compete and represent the UK within the Construction Metalwork Category at the WorldSkills Competition, which is due to take place in Shanghai, 2021.

The Welding Institute would like to congratulate Kieran on this success and wish him luck with the global WorldSkills Competition next year!

Read more about Kieran McShane and his career on WEC Group Ltd.’s website here.

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