|Aviation Skills Champion 2012 Joe Kelly|
|Participants with DIT Aviation Staff|
Congratulations to apprentices Laura Callaghan and Michael Keane (Aer Arann), Daniel O Riordain (CityJet), Colin Burke and Stephen Mc Grath (TransAero Engineering Ireland)for their achievement of reaching the National Skills Competition level, as leaders in their field.
|Colin Burke Borescopes Olympus Engine|
|Laura Callaghan installs Prop|
The National Skills Competition tested every aspect of the skill and workmanship of the apprentices over an intense period of three days in the field of Aileron Rigging, Borescope Inspection, Daily Inspection, Electrical, Propeller Removal, Inspection and Installation, Sheet Metal Work.
|DIT Dean of Business Paul O'Sullivan|
Since 1950s the National Skills Competition has heralded the start of the new educational year for young apprentices – details on the background to the competition can be found at Skills Ireland.
The competition has twelve different trades: Aircraft Maintenance; Automobile Technology; Autobody Repair; Bricklaying; Cabinet Making; Car Painting; Cookery; Heavy Vehicle Mechanics; Painting & Decorating; Plumbing; Polymechanics; and Sheetmetal Work.
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