engineering

Gower College Swansea student makes team UK line up for WorldSkills’ European Showdown

Fourteen of the UK’s best young apprentices and professionals have been selected to take on the crème de la crème of their European peers in the first big skills pressure test of the post Brexit era – EuroSkills.

Rhys Watts, Electronic Engineering Apprentice Technician at Gower College Swansea, is the youngest of the team, representing the UK in the Electronics Prototyping category.

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Electronic Engineering

Engineering Tutor/Assessor and former student wins “Best Academic Industrial Collaboration” award

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Roberts, Engineering Tutor/Assessor at Gower College Swansea and former HNC, HND and NVQ Level 4 student has scooped the Best Academic Industrial Collaboration Award from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David as a result of her First Class Bachelors of Engineering degree dissertation project.

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Engineering

Engineering Technology student flies high on Degree Apprenticeship

Engineering Technologies alum, Fleet Morgan, has been placed on a Degree Apprenticeship with company, MBDA Missile Systems.

Fleet is earning as he learns, spending four days with the company and one day at the University of Hertfordshire. Not only is he getting experience of different areas of the company and working with cutting edge technology, but MBDA Missile Systems are paying his tuition fees as well as a starting salary of £14,500 which could potentially increase by £4,000 every year that he is on the apprenticeship.

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Engineering

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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Electronic Engineering Engineering Motor Vehicle

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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Catering and Hospitality Engineering

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.

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Engineering

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.

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Engineering

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.

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Engineering

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