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Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Engineering Student Scoops National Apprenticeship Award

Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor is extremely proud to announce that one of its Engineering students has scooped a national apprenticeship award.

Laurie Zehetmayr, who studied Engineering at the college’s Dolgellau campus, recently won the ‘Most Improved Student Apprentice’ award from Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE).

The Institution provides lifelong learning opportunities for its 115,000 members, many of whom will achieve professional registered status.

Laurie's name was put forward for this award because of her academic excellence. She completed the PEO L2 qualification, before progressing on to the Mec Tec L3 Certificate…passing all seven units with clear Distinctions!

Marius Jones, programme area manager for Construction and Engineering at the college’s Dolgellau and Pwllheli campuses, said: “Laurie is a great example of what women can achieve in the world of engineering. Laurie is employed at Ffestiniog Railway as a mechanical engineer and staff are confident that she will move on to higher things in the future.”

The Ffestiniog Railway is the world's oldest narrow-gauge railway with almost 200 years of history. The Ffestiniog Railway and its infrastructure are now an integral part of the UNESCO "North Wales Slate Landscape" World Heritage Site.

If you would like to follow Laurie's success, click on the link below to learn more about our engineering courses.