GMCG Engineering competition success

GMCG Engineering competition success

Thursday 22nd May was a day of celebration here at Tameside College when we won three out of six awards in the Greater Manchester Colleges Group Engineering Competition held here at the College. A total of four Greater Manchester Colleges were involved in the competition.

Tameside College won awards for Level 2 CAD, Level 1 Welding and Level 2 Welding and runners up in Level 1 CAD and Level 3 Electronics.

The four colleges competed in a total of six competitions on the day; Level 2 Electronics, Level 3 Electronics, Level 1 CAD, Level 2 CAD, Level 1 Welding and Level 2 Welding.  In each competition one student represented their college in which their work was then judged and scored by John Dobson, Managing Director of Matrix Ltd and Stephen Redford from Oldham College for the Electronics competitions. The Welding category was judged by; Lee Wilde from Dukinfield Metal Spinning and the CAD category was judged by; David Balfe and Richard Balfe from Stockport College. All competitions on the day were overseen by Cameron Holt from EAL.

Each runnerup received a certificate of participation and the winners received a glass award, certificate and a gift voucher presented by Jim Parker, Assistant Principal, from Tameside College.


The competition results are as follows;

Level 1 CAD: Winner, Marius Serban Valenan (Stockport College); Runners up, Chris Ncube (Oldham College) and Wesley Maphosa (Tameside College).

Level 2 CAD: Winner, Aiden Cuthbert (Tameside College); Runners up, Jack Garforth (Oldham College), Jack Stephenson and Andrew Ryan (Trafford College) and Zachary Ralphs (Stockport College).

Level 1 Welding: Winner, Danielle Darraugh (Tameside College); Runner up, Qasim Mir (Stockport College).

Level 2 Welding: Winner, Joseph Neal (Tameside College); Runner up, Aiden Margets (Stockport College).

Level 2 Electronics: Winner, Nathan Whalley (Oldham College); Runner up, David Humphries (Stockport College).

Level 3 Electronics: Winner, Jack Kenworthy (Oldham College); Runner up, Declan Ryan (Tameside College).

Joseph Neal said; “The competition went really well. I won and I am the number one, Level 2 Welder, thanks to my tutors.”

Aiden Cuthbert said “I am very pleased to have won; it may help me in my future career.”

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