Electronic Engineering News
Regional heat puts students to the test
Electronic Engineering students from Gower College Swansea have taken part in a WorldSkills UK regional heat at the Tycoch Campus.
The regional heat, part of the WorldSkills competition framework and organised in partnership with SEMTA, comprised three practical activities - electronic construction, test and measurement, fault finding – and a theory test.
Gold and Silver medals for Tycoch students
Electronic Engineering students from Gower College Swansea scooped two of the top three prizes at the recent Skills Competition Wales finals (Industrial Electronics).
Taking home the Gold was Rhys Watts, closely followed by Ben Lewis with a Silver - both students are on Level 3 courses at the Tycoch Campus.
Daniel Holmes from Coleg Cambria was placed third.
GCS students take Gold, Silver and Bronze at WorldSkills!
Gower College Swansea students performed exceptionally well at the recent WorldSkills UK LIVE National Finals at Birmingham’s NEC.
Electronic Engineering student Jamie Skyrme took home a Gold Medal in the Industrial Electronics category after undertaking a challenging set of competition tasks including fault finding, electronic design, programming and prototyping.
Electronic Engineering students head to skills competiton
The UK’s top apprentices and learners will be going for gold at the WorldSkills UK LIVE National Finals on 15-17 November.
Among them will be two Electronic Engineering students from Gower College Swansea - Matthew Belton and Jamie Skyrme.
GCS apprentice has Russia in his sights
An apprentice from Gower College Swansea has become the first Welsh student to make the Worldskills UK Squad in the sector of Industrial Electronics.
James Williams, who works at Haven Automation in Fforestfach, will now undergo two years of intensive specialist training which could take him all the way to the Worldskills World Finals in Kazan, Russia, in 2019.
Stepping up to STEM
For the past six weeks, pupils from local schools have attended a Saturday Club at Gower College Swansea which aims to develop their skills and enthusiasm for engineering.
The Saturday Club allows pupils to access the expertise of the teaching staff, the industry-specific equipment and on-site facilities of the Tycoch campus.
Skills Competition success for electronics student
A 22 year-old from Gower College Swansea has won a Gold medal in the electronics final of a national skills competition.
Backed by the Welsh Government through the European Social Fund, Skills Competition Wales is a series of events held in colleges across the country, designed to celebrate vocational skills and create highly skilled, award winning employees for the Welsh workforce.
College / industry collaboration leads to apprenticeship opportunities
Gower College Swansea has developed an exciting collaboration with industrial electronics specialists Kontroltek, who are based in Bridgend, after both organisations saw a potential opportunity to move students seamlessly from the college environment into successful, motivating apprenticeships.
Big Bang Fair beckons for Digi Tech team
Digital Technology students did Gower College Swansea proud at the recent Worldskills National Finals at the Birmingham NEC.
The students, alongside lecturers Steve Williams and Clive Monks and Learning Support Assistant Teresa Jayathilaka, spent an intense five days preparing for, and participating, in the show.