IT student Peter’s scoop at SkillsIreland awards

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Four finalists: Kevin Shannon, National Champion Peter Jenkins, Luke O'Keeffe and Julija Fedotova.

WATERFORD Institute of Technology student Peter Jenkins has won the IrelandSkills Live National Skills Final in the BIM (Building Information Modelling) category.

Peter, a Clonmel native, is a fourth-year student on the BSc (Hons) in Architectural & BIM Technology student in the Department of Architecture.

In the finals at the RDS, Peter was up against another ten students including fellow WIT students Kevin Shannon from Taghmon, Co Wexford, Luke O’Keeffe from Mooncoin, Co Kilkenny and Julija Fedotova from Waterford.

Speaking about his win, Peter said: “Having represented WIT in the Irish Skills Live event has given me ample opportunities for both national and international careers, and I am truly grateful for this experience. The commitment from WIT to produce a BIM centric course has given myself and others a valuable skill-set which is widely needed within the construction industry.”

This was the second year that BIM was included as a Worldskills event in Ireland and the first year the IrelandSkills event was held live under one roof. It was an inspiring three days watching competitors from across both traditional and new digital skills competing for the title of National Champion.

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