Electronic Engineering News


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.


Encouraging young people into electronics

Gower College Swansea is encouraging the next generation of talent into the consumer electronics industry.

Apprentice scoops tech award

Apprentice scoops tech award

An apprentice from electronic manufacturing company Trojan has won the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Local Network Prize for outstanding achievements in the sector.


Winning students confirmed for Birmingham Big Bang

A team of Digital Technology students from Gower College Swansea has been selected to represent Wales in the final of the Big Bang UK Young Scientists and Engineers Competition.

This follows their exceptional performance at the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) finals, where they took the top prize in the 'Best College in Wales' category.

College hosts Worldskills Industrial Electronics regional heat

College hosts Worldskills Industrial Electronics regional heat

A group of Digital Technology students from Gower College Swansea have competed in a WorldSkills competition, held at the Tycoch campus in association with Semta and Premier EDA Solutions.

It was an intensive day with four main parts to the competition: a soldering/construction exercise; a theory paper; a prototype challenge using a breadboard and a software programming test.


New digital technology lab opens at Tycoch

Students at Gower College Swansea will benefit following the official launch of a brand new digital technology lab at the Tycoch campus.

The lab is the result of a very generous sponsorship package from Premier EDA Solutions, which includes a donation of around £500,000 of their sector-leading Altium Designer electronic design software.


Digital Technology students win at EESW!

A team of Digital Technology students from Gower College Swansea have performed exceptionally well at the recent Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) finals at Swansea University Bay Campus - winning the 'Best College in Wales' category.


Skills Competition success for electronics student

A 17-year old from Gower College Swansea has won Gold in the electronics final of a national skills competition.

Skills Competition Wales is a Welsh Government-backed series of events designed to celebrate vocational skills and create a highly skilled Welsh workforce for the future.


Industry giants to assist students with engineering project

Digital Technology students are set to benefit from the continuing links Gower College Swansea has formed with manufacturing giants Tongfang Global (THTF).

For the second consecutive year, the Port Talbot based company has agreed to assist students as they prepare to design and build the very latest Smart TV manufacturing aids for their Engineering Education Scheme Wales project.


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