Gower College Swansea is the first college in Wales to be certified as a TWI (The Welding Institute) Certification Ltd Approved Welder Training College; tutors are now TWI certified to carry out inspection and examination of test pieces and can deliver training
Gower College Swansea joins forces with WorldSkills UK to demonstrate world-class skills.
Students at Gower College Swansea demonstrated their world-class electronic engineering skills when they took part in a virtual training event with students from across China.
The event was the first of its kind to be held in Wales, and was organised by WorldSkills UK, the education and skills charity, supporting its programme to exchange best practice in skills development with countries around the world.
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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.
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.
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.
Er mwyn cyd-fynd ag ymgyrch genedlaethol ‘2018: Blwyddyn Peirianneg’, cynhaliwyd cyfres o sgyrsiau a sesiynau rhyngweithiol yn ddiweddar gan Goleg Gŵyr Abertawe i fyfyrwyr sy’n dymuno cael gyrfa yn y sector arloesol hwn, gan ganolbwyntio ar y cyfleoedd cyffrous a fydd ar garreg drws yn y dyfodol agos!
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!
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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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.”
CategoryCatering and Hospitality Engineering
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.