A 22-YEAR-OLD student from Tenby has won a gold meal in the final of a national skills competition.

Chloe Cray is currently studying for an Entry Level Award in Essential Skills for Work and Life at Coleg Elidyr.

The specialist college, near Llandovery, is for young adults with learning difficulties and disabilities.

Chloe competed against four other students from across Wales in an ICT challenge, where they were tasked with typing up a letter in the form of an invoice.

Skills Competition Wales is a series of events held in colleges across the country, designed to celebrate vocational skills and create highly-skilled, talented employees for the Welsh workforce. It is backed by the Welsh Government through the European Social Fund.

Said Chloe: "I wasn't expecting to win at all, I was very nervous.

"We had been practising a lot in college before the competition, so that helped, I think.

"I'm glad my tutor encouraged me to take part, I really enjoyed the experience.

"We do lots of different units as part of the course, including communication, literacy, numeracy and ICT skills, and I really enjoy the ICT part of the course.

"I competed in the Skills Competitions last year and came second, so it was nice to be able to compete again and win gold this time."

Minister for Welsh Language and Lifelong Learning, Eluned Morgan, said: "I would like to congratulate Chloe on her brilliant achievement and wish her the best of luck in the next stage of the competition and I look forward to seeing her prosper in her future career."