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.


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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.

“We were warmly received by the Captain and his crew and given an extensive tour of the ship,” says lecturer Mark Row. “This visit will be followed by the Royal Navy’s attending Tycoch to discuss apprenticeship pathways with groups of Engineering and Catering students.”


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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.

"Last year student Joseph Dickerson achieved Silver so we were delighted to go one better in 2016 and our students pulled off a brilliant team performance," says Curriculum Leader Huw Isaac.



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.



Dyfodol disglair i ddosbarth Technoleg Peirianneg 2015

Mae adran Technoleg Peirianneg Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe (Tycoch) wedi dathlu ei gohort BTEC Lefel 3 mwyaf llwyddiannus hyd yn hyn.

O ddosbarth graddio 2015, mae saith yn mynd i rai o’r prifysgolion gorau ledled gwledydd Prydain gan gynnwys Abertawe, Manceinion, Swydd Gaerhirfryn a Bryste, i astudio am radd mewn Peirianneg Gemegol, Peirianneg Sifil, Peirianneg Fecanyddol, Peirianneg gyda Chymorth Cyfrifiadur, Pensaernïaeth a Roboteg.



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.

A further 14 students have secured apprenticeships with established companies including Tata Steel, 3M, Quartzelec, Wall Colmonoy, Lyte Ladders and A.I.R Precision.



Myfyriwr peirianneg yn ennill gwobr gweithgynhyrchu

Mae myfyriwr Peirianneg Coleg Gŵyr Abertawe, Amadou Khan, wedi ennill gwobr yn ddiweddar yn nigwyddiad mawreddog Gwobrau Gweithgynhyrchu’r Dyfodol EEF yn Stadiwm Dinas Caerdydd.

Cipiodd Amadou y wobr Efydd yn y categori Llwybr at Brentisiaeth – Myfyriwr y Flwyddyn.

Roedd Amadou yn fyfyriwr Llwybr at Brentisiaeth yn ystod 2013/14. Roedd yn dangos brwdfrydedd mawr tuag at bob agwedd ar y rhaglen, gan gynnwys ei leoliad gwaith yn AAH Pharmaceuticals. Ar ôl cwblhau’r Llwybr at Brentisiaeth, symudodd ymlaen i ddilyn Diploma Estynedig Lefel 3 mewn Peirianneg.



Engineering student collects manufacturing award

Gower College Swansea Engineering student Amadou Khan recently picked up an award at the prestigious EEF Future Manufacturing Awards at Cardiff City Stadium

Amadou took Bronze in the Pathway to Apprenticeship (PTA) Student of the Year category.

Amadou was a PTA student during 2013/14 and demonstrated an excellent attitude towards every aspect of the programme, including his work placement at AAH Pharmaceuticals. Upon completion of the PTA, he progressed onto the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering.




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