The Engineering Skills Centre, Plymouth of Cornwall College Group has Won “Love Our Colleges Week 2021”
Along with Bicton College, the Cornwall College Group were extremely proud to win two of the four prizes for their respective entries.
The Association of Colleges were asking college students to Share The Love (Our Colleges) and produce (or perform) ‘Love Our Colleges’ themed creations for Colleges Week 2021. There were four £50 Love2shop vouchers up for grabs, provided by their competition sponsor Irwin Mitchell LLP, and ideas could range from themed cakes, 3D printed artwork or an LoC song.
Becton Dickinson first year Mechatronics Apprentices Ed Pusey and Matt Olver put their recent skills to the test and created a spectacularly well engineered art piece.
Combining their electronics skills and hand fitting the pair firstly crated a template before cutting out the Heart shape from the steel sheet which they then planished before adding time and colour sequenced LEDs.
The pair worked with Apprenticeship Program manager Stefon Leonard and Mechanical Engineering Lecturer Russel Long who were so impressed with their rapid progress since starting in September they felt the need to enhance the curriculum and set the challenge.
“ I am really pleased for the both of them and the piece now takes pride of place in the hallway of our Campus at Sisna Park and both Apprentices along with the rest of their class are a credit to the employer. This type of challenge is just one of the ways we really like to stretch and challenge our Apprentices and encourage them in developing their Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours. There are so many skills required within engineering and understanding the importance of bringing them all together in a project such as this is a key learning opportunity for the Apprentices. We are even more delighted as this is now the second year in a row that the Cornwall College Engineering Team have won the competition with our Camborne Campus producing a welded Heart in 2020.” Luke Bazeley Head of Campus