GMIT Letterfrack student ranked sixth in the world for cabinet-making

Cian Mulligan, a student at GMIT’s National Centre for Excellence in Furniture Design and Technology in Letterfrack, has been ranked sixth in the Cabinetmaking World Skills Competition held in São Paulo, Brazil. Mr Mulligan also won a medallion for excellence due to his outstanding performance.

The World Skills Competition is the world's largest professional education event. Competitors from more than 50 countries and regions, in the Americas, Europe, Asia, South Pacific and Africa, simulate real work challenges that must be completed to international standards of quality. The competition spanned over four days for an average of five hours each day.

Cian Mulligan, who is a second year student from Rathcoole, Co Dublin, is studying on the BSc in furniture and wood technology programme. Earlier this year he achieved first place in a rigorous selection process designed to identify the highest skilled young cabinetmaker for inclusion in the Irish team which comprised 14 young people.

GMIT Letterfrack lecturer Anthony Clare, said Cian’s work was exceptional throughout the week. "We wish to congratulate him on his incredible ability and competence, to comprehensively compete in the WorldSkills competition final.  This has followed on from three months of rigorous preparation where his professionalism, commitment, and dedication underpinned his tremendous temperament and skill. He is a credit to Team Ireland and also as a student ambassador of GMIT Letterfrack.''

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