Electronic Engineering News


College and industry support next generation of engineers

A Swansea-based, family-run firm has teamed up with Gower College Swansea to nurture the next generation of engineering talent.

GLT Exports, which manufactures fire, gas and emergency alarm systems, has employed four Digital Technology students fresh from the Tycoch campus to work in its city-based premises and put through a supportive training programme.


Global Entrepreneurship Week - where ideas come to life

Staff and students at Gower College Swansea have celebrated Global Entrepreneurship Week with a range of events and activities across the campus.

The week kicked off with a visit by Art and Design students to Swansea Business Gate and the film set of Da Vinci’s Demons, where they learned all about the kinds of employment opportunities that exist in the film and television industry.


Global Enterprise Week at Gower College Swansea

Students at Gower College Swansea are enjoying a week of entrepreneurial activities organised by The Enterprise Team.

The college is supporting Global Entrepreneurship Week UK with a programme of events which gives students the opportunity to rub shoulders with local business people and self-employed professionals.


Digital Technology students head to Big Bang UK

A group of Digital Technology students at Gower College Swansea have been selected by the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) to attend the Big Bang Fair UK.

Corey Nixon, Christopher Protheroe, Chantelle Simpson and Declan Wells will attend the event at the Birmingham NEC in March 2015, one of just 15 groups from around the UK to be invited.


Sean wins Institution of Engineering and Technology award

Gower College Swansea student, Sean Sarsfield, has won the prestigious Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Further Education award for south west Wales. The presentation was made by the Chairman for the 2013/2014 session of the IET Local Network for Wales South West.


Corey runner up at VQ Learner of the Year Awards

Story courtesy of Duncan Foulkes Public Relations:

Seventeen year old electronics learner Corey Nixon from Gower College Swansea was a runner up at Wales’ VQ Learner of the Year showpiece awards ceremony on VQ Day at Coleg y Cymoedd’s Nantgarw Campus. He was one of six finalists from across Wales who were all congratulated by Deputy Minister for Skills and Technology, Ken Skates.


Students take top three places in the Industrial Electronics World Skills Welsh Regional Final

Gower College Swansea hosted the Industrial Electronics World Skills Welsh Regional Final on 3 June and saw its own students securing first, second and third places! Corey Nixon came out on top, having already won the Welsh Industrial Skills Final. Christopher Protheroe took second place and Chantelle Simpson came third.


Digital Technology students take their winning project to the Senedd

As a result of winning the Best Working Model or Prototype category at the Engineering Education Scheme Wales (EESW) competition held at the Celtic Manor hotel in April, the successful Gower College Swansea team of Digital Technology students received an invitation to the Senedd to present the winning project at the Science Education in Wales event.


Alex comes out on top in WJEC Electronics exam

Alex Jones, a candidate from Gower College Swansea, was the best performer from a South Wales centre in last summer’s WJEC AS Electronics examination. In recognition of his achievement in gaining the highest marks, the Institute of Engineering and Technology awarded Alex a cheque for £200. The presentation was made by Steve Watts, Chair of the IET Wales South East Network.


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