Graphic Design student to compete at 2017 WorldSkills

Canterbury College student Toby Howes will take on the best young graphic designers in the country, after reaching the 2017 WorldSkills UK final for Graphic Design. 

The 18-year-old earned his place in the final after managing to make it through a demanding set of local and regional skills competitions. The achievement means that Toby is one of the best students in his category from across the country, an achievement which his tutor Rob Black is very proud of.

He said: “Toby is an excellent student who’s worked incredibly hard to develop his skills both in and out of college. The fact he’s made it through to the WorldSkills UK final is brilliant news, and I’m extremely proud of him.”

Toby has recently undertaken a commissioned project with the college where his design work will be used for the Canterbury School of Visual Arts.

He’s now preparing for the competition, which takes place in Birmingham on the 16th, 17th and 18th of November.

Toby said: “Having recently completed my extended diploma at Canterbury College after two years of hard work this competition is a great opportunity to put the skills I’ve learnt to use. I am really looking forward to representing the College in such a high profile competition.”

WorldSkills competitions are held across the globe, they are a brilliant way for students to hone their tradecraft against their peers whilst also developing wider networks.

Ex-student Neelan Thuraisingham will also compete in the computing and systems networking. we wish them both every success in the competition.


Find out more about our Graphic Design courses at our next Open Day.