News from Clarendon Sixth Form College

Haul of trophies for students in skills competitions

Students at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College triumph in prestigious series of competitions.

Students from across the curriculum were awarded top prizes in the Greater Manchester Colleges Group (GMC) skills competitions recently.

Tameside College won the overall prizes in the construction, health and social care and business competitions and five 1st places, four 2nd places and three 3rd places.

The competitions, which cover subjects from hair and beauty to computing, aim to raise the profile of technical education in Greater Manchester and inspire students to pursue their future career paths. These serve as a feeder to the WorldSkills UK competitions, in which the college recently saw success; with one gold medal and two silver in restaurant service and mechatronics respectively.

The highlight of the competitions was the construction category, which was hosted and won by Tameside College. Top prize winners included; Hope Pelling in carpentry and joinery and Ellie Mansfield in painting and decorating.

Jackie Moores, principal and CEO at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College, said: “These competitions are very much about taking part, developing mastery in your chosen career, and perfecting your chosen skill. We are delighted that our students have done so well in the GMC competitions, especially in the construction competition which was hosted by the college. Our staff and students have represented the college with professionalism and pride and I would like to congratulate all the students and staff who have put so much time and effort into this event. Well done.”

Dean Donelon, head of department for construction at Tameside College, said: “Our students performed exceptionally during the construction competition and represented the college professionally. I am really pleased for them and the college that we took the overall prize and would like to thank every student from across all GM colleges for taking part. Well done.”

To find out more about courses at Tameside College and Clarendon Sixth Form College, visit the college website or call 0161 908 6600.