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Engineering Students Presented with Toolkits after Graduating Despite the Challenges of the Pandemic

Over 20 of Coleg Llandrillo’s most talented engineering students were each presented with an industry toolkit and certificate at a learner awards’ ceremony, after completing a Level 2 or Level 3 Enhanced Engineering Programme at the college’s Rhos-on-Sea campus, despite the challenges of the pandemic.

The Enhanced Engineering Programme is designed to provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge in general engineering to be able to progress directly into careers in maintenance, operations, design, production engineering or technical services, or to return to college to specialise in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering or marine engineering. The programme also allows learners to study higher level courses in manufacturing, mechanical or production engineering.

Nigel Birch, lecturer and curriculum coordinator for Engineering at Coleg Llandrillo said: “Without question it has been a really tough year. Our full-time learners have learned to be resilient and have had to adapt to work in remote online teaching sessions throughout the lockdown periods. The tutors have also worked incredibly hard to adapt their teaching for remote sessions and to develop their digital media skills to care for our learners’ needs.

“Over the past year these learners have completed a combination of theoretical and practical work-related sessions, and our second year learners have successfully completed engineering projects which are based on realistic workplace situations. So as part of the Enhanced Engineering Programme, all of our Level 2 and Level 3 BTEC learners were awarded engineering toolkits which will help to prepare them for employment in the engineering workplace or higher level study.

“We have had an exceptional cohort of students during the last year. All of them were thoroughly engaged and they worked extremely hard throughout. I predict bright futures for them within the engineering sector.”

In addition, this year the Engineering department ran a photography competition: 'Engineering in Action'. This competition was designed to help the learners to recognise the importance that engineering plays in our society today. It was a chance for the learners to demonstrate their knowledge and passion for engineering by composing a photograph that highlights engineering in action in everyday life. During the Toolkit presentation ceremony the winner of the competition, Rhiah-Jade Lee, 18 from Rhyl, was awarded a £50 Amazon gift voucher.

For more information on the range of Engineering courses starting in September at Coleg Llandrillo, please contact the college’s Learner Services team on 01492 542 338.