As the academic year comes to a close, it was celebrations all around for students at a local college as many were honoured during a series of awards evening marking their end of year studies.
Rotherham College of Arts and Technology awarded a number of their students during a number of evenings covering all courses and subjects, highlighting those individuals who have done well throughout the year.
Chosen by their tutors, the nominations ranged from Apprentice of the Year and Individual Award for Excellence, to Attendance Award and Key Skills Award.
One student, Adam Ellis won an external award on the evening after his tutors nominated him for the Institution of Engineering and Technology’s Student of Excellence Award. Adam who studied Level 3 Mechanical and Electrical Engineering was nominated for his excellent grades and for securing himself a job within the industry.
Adam said: “I didn’t know anything about being nominated, it was great. I came to Rotherham College of Arts and Technology to get a more hands-on learning and experience which suited me better. And, because of this I’ve done really well and got myself a job with the engineering company, Moody System. I feel really proud.”
The students had an extra treat as many were presented awards by a special guests relevant from their sector including, Paul Warne from Rotherham United Football Club as well as Solicitor and Author, Steve Smith.
Mark Haywood, Managing Director of SNA Europe was one of the special guests at the construction awards. Mark said: “As a manufacturer of hand tools for professional tradesmen, on behalf of SNA Europe I am delighted to be supporting the College. It is a great privilege to be invited to these awards and I wish all the students a long and successful future in the trade of their choice.”
Gill Alton, Principal and Chief Executive of Rotherham College of Arts and Technology said: “Finishing a course after being here for a number of years is a special time for our students and theses awards just show how well they have done.
“All our winners should be proud of their achievements, well done to everyone.”
Many of the students now look at progressing with their careers, whether that means them moving on to university, continuing at college or getting employment within their profession.