Celebrating student success

11 Jun 2019 12:15
Published by: Kian French

HIGH school pupils studying 14-16 vocational courses at Preston's College have been recognised for their stand-out achievements over the last 12 months.

The annual awards evening, sponsored by the Eric Wright Learning Foundation and held at Preston North Ed, attracted more than 180 guests.

On the night 50 trophies were handed out, recognising young learners who demonstrated outstanding innovation, self-development and employability.

The students attend Preston's College as part of their school week to train, develop professional skills and gain nationally recognised qualifications in subjects such as construction, motor vehicle, child development and hair and beauty.

And 17 accolades were awarded specifically to construction students studying at the Eric Wright Learning Foundation.

Since 2015 it has partnered with Preston's College in delivering vocational courses. Learners study Level 1 to 3 vocational skills programmes and are taught in real work environments within a purpose-build construction centre that replicates a live site.

Diana Bourne, trustee of the foundation and managing director or Eric Wright Civil Engineering, said: "It's always so inspiring to see how dedicated these young people are."

Debbie Ireland at Preston' College, added: "Our 14 to 16-year-old students show incredible levels of commitment and this event is an important part of our calendar to allow us to celebrate their achievements."

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