Eamonn Sheffron, CIT Lecturer with plumbing competitor Ciaran Coady, David Wright, IMI, copper sponsor and Pat O’Riordan, Plumbing Lecturer, CIT.
CIT Students Compete at World Skills in Leipzig
Cork Institute of Technology will have two entrants competing in the World Skills Competition in Leipzig in July 2013. Ciaran Coady will represent Ireland in the plumbing competition while Padraic Fennessy has his sights set on winning gold in the refrigeration contest.
Ciaran is a recently-qualified plumber who works with O’Neill Mechanical Engineers in Dublin and has trained in Cork Institute of Technology with Pat O’Riordan, Plumbing Lecturer, Centre of Craft Studies, as his mentor. Irish Metal Industries sponsored the copper for his training.
Ciaran will compete against representatives from 24 other countries over four days of competition and will have to design, plan and install a plumbing installation incorporating a bathroom and shower room.
Meanwhile Padraic Fennessy, who is employed by Cross Refrigeration, Dublin, is also in full time training at the Cork Institute of Technology, for the refrigeration competition.
During the competition Padraic will have to compete against 23 participating countries and will be tasked with completing three modules in 20 hours of competition.
These include refrigeration system installation, air conditioning repair and commissioning and a stand-alone electrical and mechanical fault-finding exercise.