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Apprenticeship opportunities beckon for students

Two Engineering Technology students at Gower College Swansea’s Tycoch Campus have been making waves in the engineering industry, thanks to the help of a former student, David McRae.

David, who completed his Structural Engineering degree at Swansea University and went on to become a Principal Engineer at CB3 Consult, recently reached out to his former tutor, Coral Planas, in search of apprentices to join the Institute of Civil Engineering apprenticeship scheme.

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Apprentice awarded Runner Up in 2024 CFA Flooring Apprentice of the Year competition

Gower College Swansea is delighted to share that one of its Level 2 Floor Covering apprentices, Dale Dee-Ray, was recently awarded the runner up award at the prestigious 2024 CFA Flooring Apprentice of the Year competition.

Announced as Highly Commended, Dale displayed his passion for the flooring industry and a drive for excellence, whilst demonstrating his unwavering dedication to his apprenticeship journey.

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Inspirational educators win prestigious national teaching award

A team of lecturers from Gower College Swansea has been recognised with a Silver Award for FE Team of the Year in the Pearson National Teaching Awards. Selected from thousands of nominees, the win highlights the remarkable impact they have on shaping the lives of the young people in their care.

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Gower College Swansea celebrates double win at InsideOut awards

Gower College Swansea is proud to announce its remarkable success at last week’s InsideOut Awards, held at the Troxy in London. 

The College secured two prestigious wins and received a Highly Commended recognition at this annual mental health awards event, powered by the InsideOut LeaderBoard and Wellbeing @ Work Summits.

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Gower College Swansea CEO Mark Jones Receives MBE in King’s Birthday Honours

Gower College Swansea is proud to announce that its Chief Executive Officer, Mark Jones, has been recognised with an MBE for services to education in the 2024 King’s Birthday Honours list. This prestigious honour highlights Mark’s exceptional contributions as an education leader in both Wales and across the UK.

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Students make their voices heard through art and music

The work of our wonderfully talented art and design, photography and music students - and the fantastic creations of local secondary school pupils - will be wowing the crowds this month with a series of exhibitions and performances across Swansea.

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Gower College Swansea Sports Awards 2024

Students from Gower College Swansea have celebrated another successful sporting year with a special awards ceremony at the Village Hotel.

Hosted by Kev Johns MBE, the event also featured contributions from ex-Welsh international rugby player and College lecturer Steven Jones, and football legend Lee Trundle.

Here is a full list of nominees, with the winners in bold:

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Staff promote Welsh language learning at Gwyl Tawe 2024

Menter Iaith Abertawe’s festival, Gŵyl Tawe, returned for its second year to the National Waterfront Museum. The festival once again saw performances by a whole host of alternative, contemporary artists who use the Welsh language in varied and exciting ways.

The free festival featured performances from the best of the Welsh language music scene including Parisa Fouladi and Rogue Jones on the main stage sponsored by Cymru Greadigol and bands such as Ci Gofod, Bitw and Alffa on the Gower College Swansea Stage.

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Leadership and Management learners celebrate success

Two leadership and management learners were recently awarded for their completion at a special ceremony at Norton House, Mumbles. Read more
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Students and pupils experience insightful Microsoft event

Over 160 learners from both Gower College Swansea and local secondary schools including Cwmtawe, Dylan Thomas, Penyrheol and Birchgrove recently took part (Wednesday 22 May) in an insightful event run by the College in partnership with Microsoft.

Representatives from Microsoft and their partner network shared with learners their career journeys in areas such as data, AI and cyber security, and hosted discussions and Q&As around 'Women in Tech' and 'How to start a career at Microsoft'.

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