Exemplary students, apprentices and employers were recognised at an award ceremony at Chesterfield College.
The ceremony celebrated the hard work, commitment and dedication of students and those who work with the college to ensure their current and future workforce has the skills they need.
Stuart Cutforth, principal at Chesterfield College said: “Our students and apprentices are all at different stages in their lives and have different aims and goals, but one thing they do have in common is their passion for learning and self-improvement and that is really something worth celebrating.”
Childcare student, Megan Talbot, 20 from Chesterfield won the student of the year competition. Her tutors nominated her because despite a difficult start and juggling the demands of studying with looking after a young child, she has shown resilience and dedication that has meant she has exceeded all expectations. Megan has been an ambassador for the college taking part in community events, volunteering projects and mentoring schemes.
Tarmac won the Employer of the Year award for their commitment to apprenticeships and the quality of the training and extracurricular development that they offer engineering apprentices.
The Apprentice of the Year award was presented to Megan Cameron, 19, from Eckington. Despite a variety of personal issues Megan has overcome many barriers to achieve her Level 2 apprenticeship.
Other winners included:
lJasmin Senior, Health and Social Care student - Commitment to Learning Award
l Amy Sharpe, Sixth form student – Improvement Award
l Cheryl Booth, Beauty student – Inspirational Learner Award
l Natalie King, Hospitality student - Outstanding Achievement Award
l Harrison Davies, Foundation Studies student - Foundation Studies Student of the Year
l Michael Davison, Access to Higher Education student – Adult Student of the Year
l Cuan Whitworth, BSc (Hons) Information Technology Student – Higher Education Student of the Year
l Slack & Parr Ltd - Investment in Workplace Training