Careers in engineering beckon for students
To tie in with the national 2018: Year of Engineering campaign, Gower College Swansea recently held a series of talks and interactive sessions for students wishing to carve a career in this innovative sector – with the focus on the exciting opportunities shortly arising on the doorstep!
Students selected to attend prestigious IET event
Two Tycoch-based Engineering Technology students have attended the 2017 IET South Wales Prestige Lecture and Dinner at the Liberty Stadium.
Evelyn O’Brien and Mateus Ligocki, who both study the BTEC Level 3 course at the Tycoch campus, were selected from over 50 full time students to attend this prestigious event, which was hosted by the IET Wales South West Local Network.
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.
Royal Navy careers talk for Engineering Tech students
Representatives from the Royal Navy recently spent the day with Level 3 Pre-Apprenticeship / Engineering Technology students at Tycoch, helping to develop their communication skills in preparation for forthcoming interviews.
Electrical / mechanical firm welcomes students to site
Students from Gower College Swansea were treated to a recent site visit to Swansea University Bay Campus’ residential development thanks to Swansea-based RDM Electrical and Mechanical Services, who are helping the students to plan their futures for a career in the electrical and mechanical services industry.
Career opportunities ahoy!
Engineering and Catering / Hospitality students from the Tycoch campus were invited by the Royal Navy to tour HMS Richmond, a ‘type 23’ frigate docked at Cardiff Bay.
Gold and Silver medals for GCS students
Gower College Swansea recently hosted a Skills Competition Wales Computer Aided Design (CAD) event which saw entrants from all over Wales gather at the Gorseinon campus.
Four Gower College Swansea Engineering students participated on the day and were very successful - with Scott Fry taking Gold and Brett Nethell taking Silver.
Students explore employment opportunities
Engineering Technology students from Gower College Swansea's Tycoch campus recently visited TIMET in Waunarlwydd.
TIMET is a world leader in the production of titanium for the aerospace, military, oil and gas industries. They are taking on apprentices this summer and invited our students to take a tour of the plant prior to the work experience stage of the recruitment process.
Bright futures for Engineering Technology 'class of 2015'
Gower College Swansea’s Engineering Technology department (Tycoch) has celebrated its most successful Level 3 BTEC cohort to date.
From the graduating class of 2015, seven are heading to top universities around the UK including Swansea, Manchester, Lancashire and Bristol, to study degrees in Chemical, Civil, Mechanical, and Computer Aided Engineering, Architecture and Robotics.
Students face ‘squashed tomato’ challenge
Gower College Swansea’s Reaching Wider team recently played host to Dylan Thomas Community School, where Year 9 pupils took part in a practical engineering-focused activity called ‘The Squashed Tomato Challenge.’