Students pick up awards

SKILLED STUDENTS . . . some of the award winners are pictured (l-r) at the ceremony are Stephen Shield, David Pugh, Ryan Sheridan, Fraser Dougan, Andrew Mair, Andrew Craig and Ryan Reilly.
SKILLED STUDENTS . . . some of the award winners are pictured (l-r) at the ceremony are Stephen Shield, David Pugh, Ryan Sheridan, Fraser Dougan, Andrew Mair, Andrew Craig and Ryan Reilly.

MOTHERWELL College has picked up more awards than any other college in Scotland at a ceremony which is aimed to discover and support the next generation of talent.

Students from the college attended the recent Worldskills UK Scottish Skills Awards ceremony held in Bute Hall, Glasgow and took home eight awards.

The winners were Mechanical Engineering Design CAD - Andrew Craig – Gold; Fraser Dougan – Gold; David Pugh – Silver and Stephen Shield – Bronze. Autobody Repair Advanced - Andrew Mair - Gold; John Wilson - Silver and Ryan Reilly – Bronze.

Automobile Technology – Advanced - Iain Reynolds - Silver.

Special mention was also given at the event to Ryan Sheridan, HND graduate in Computer Aided Draught and Design at Motherwell College.

The Times & Speaker previously reported that Ryan picked up a Bronze medal at the Worldskills London 2011 event in October.

Hugh Logan, Principal and Chief Executive of Motherwell College said: “These competitions demonstrate the enthusiasm and commitment of our students, trainees and apprentices who have gone on to receive regional, national and world recognition for their skills.

“We are very proud of them all, and I hope their success will encourage others to see the opportunities available to them and follow in their footsteps.”