Scottish Decorator Aims To Bring World Title Back To Scotland

A young Scottish decorator is brushing up her skills in a bid to compete in front of over 150,000 spectators at the world’s largest vocational skills contest.

Online PR News – 15-June-2011 – – A young Scottish decorator is brushing up her skills in a bid to compete in front of over 150,000 spectators at the world’s largest vocational skills contest.
Rachel Terras, 21, of Galashiels, is one of three decorators battling it out to represent the UK in the WorldSkills contest, often referred to as the ‘Skills Olympics.’
With only one place in Team UK, Rachel is hoping to follow in the footsteps of the current WorldSkills winner, Mark Nevin from Livingston and once again bring the title of ‘World’s Best Painter and Decorator’ back to Scotland.
Rachel is taking part in intensive blocks of training with the aim of making the final selection, which is announced later this month.
If successful, she will have the chance to go to head to head with other decorators from across the globe and compete for the accolade of the world’s best painter and decorator.
Rachel, who trained at Borders College, Galashiels, and now works for McMillan Hotels, said: “If I become a member of Team UK it will be a huge honour.”
Rachel, appears in a video produced by Crown Paints - sponsors of the Painting and Decorating competition at WorldSkills 2011 – created to raise awareness of the contest.
Available to view here where it is hosted at http://www.youtube.com/crownpaint other films produced in the series include interviews with the other two candidates, Thomas Waudby, 21, from Leeds and Sadie Jones, 22, from Derbyshire, as well as the competition manager from Crown Paints and the WorldSkills Painting and Decorating training manager.
Debbie Orr, Senior Brand Manager at Crown Paints, said: “The coaching that goes into making the candidates ready to tackle this global contest is first-class and Rachel is working really hard to achieve success.”
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Press release issued by Jane Shepherd, of Shepherd PR Limited. jane@shepherd-pr.com
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