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Non-stop November Celebrations for Boston College

Boston College has been celebrating non-stop this November with an amazing number of student successes!

The month started with Brandon Pointon being named as a finalist in the South Holland Business Awards ‘Apprentice of the Year’ category. The Level 3, Supporting Teaching and Learning (STLIS) Apprentice who works at Wygate Park Academy in Spalding, was nominated for the award to recognise his hard work and commitment to the school.

Speaking of Brandon’s nomination Matthew James, Boston College Apprentice Assessor for STLIS, said, “Brandon goes above and beyond in his apprentice role to ensure the continued high quality education for his learners.”

Brandon attended the business awards held at the PSP Offices in Spalding and was treated to a three-course meal. The ‘Apprentice of the Year’ was a hard category to judge with some well-deserved finalists, and on the evening, Brandon walked away with ‘Highly Commended’.

Another apprentice success came in the form of Plumbing Apprentice Jake Edwards, who was named Student of the Year at the recent CIPHE Student of the Year Awards. Jake, who works for his father’s company, was nominated for the award by his lecturer, Sergio Afonso.

Speaking of Jake’s win, Sergio said, “Jake has been a remarkable learner over the past two years. He has developed an outstanding skill with accuracy and precision, with an eye for detail. It has been a pleasure teaching Jake and I wish him all the best for the future.”

Jake walked away with a one year free membership to the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineering, as well as a goodie bag from Pegler Yorkshire, Graham Plumbers Merchant and Aqualisa.

As well as Apprenticeships, the Computing department have also been celebrating this month with full time student, Joseph North competing in the finals of the World Skills Web Design category.

Joseph took part in the three-day competition held at the NEC in Birmingham after winning the local regional heats. Joseph worked incredibly hard learning an entirely new skills set for the competition, and was up against some hard competition in the form of university level students. After an outstanding three days, Joseph achieved ‘Highly Commended’ at the competition, and came away with the determination to return next year.

The celebrations don’t stop there – they will be running straight through to Friday 30th November with Boston College’s very own Vilma Gedvygience. Vilma, works within the College’s Apprenticeship Team, and has been named as a finalist in the Lincolnshire Public Service Apprentice of the Year (Level 2 Category), and will be attending the awards ceremony at the end of the month at the University of Lincoln.

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