Awards Ceremony Celebrates Student Achievement

Achievements in Construction, Engineering and Motor Vehicle were celebrated at Warwickshire College Group’s Technology Awards last week.

The ceremony saw over 50 awards handed out to students from Rugby, Warwick Trident, Moreton Morrell and Royal Leamington Spa Colleges by guest of honour Ian Bennion, Manufacturing Engineering Leader at Cummins Ltd.

As well as awards for students on full-time courses, such as Tyler King who won the Plumbing Student of the Year Award, there were also many awards for apprentices, who complete their training at college while also working for their employer.

Warwickshire College Group trains over 1900 apprentices every year, for businesses large and small. Jaguar Land Rover apprentices picked up five awards, including Samantha Thompson for the Outstanding Second Year Engineering Student, while Jack Woodford, an apprentice at Croxford Electrical in Rugby, picked up two awards - the ECA Apprentice Award and the Paul Todd Memorial Trophy for Outstanding Achievement.

Peter Husband, Group Vice Principal at Warwickshire College Group said, “The awards ceremony is our way of paying tribute to the fantastic achievements of our students during the last academic year. It was great to welcome so many to the ceremony and to see so many employers, family and friends supporting them too. We want to congratulate everyone and wish them all the very best for the future. By winning an award today, they have shown that they have the attitude, dedication and commitment to succeed in achieving their goals.”