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MGTS Annual Awards September 2009 - Dudley College Awards for BTEC National Operations and Maintenance Student of the Year
BTEC Operations and Maintenance Student of the Year
From: Derwent Close, Brownsover, Rugby
Company: Coventry City Council
Martin Clark from Rugby last night won the BTEC Operations and Maintenance Student of the Year award at the MGTS annual ceremony in Coventry.
‘Martin Clark, who received five distinctions for the second year running, said: "I have worked hard - you have to, to get these things. I am seeking to enjoy life and I do that by working hard, I do the best I can and don''t go for second best."
Martin is halfway through his Advanced Apprenticeship in electrical/ combustion engineering at Midland Group Training Services, in Gulson Road, Stoke, Coventry, whilst working for Coventry City Council as a trainee engineer.
Now Martin is going forward to study for an NVQ Level 3 qualification through MGTS, at well as gaining his gas qualifications supported by Coventry City Council. ‘MGTS have been really helpful,’ says Martin. ‘Now I really want to get as much as I can out of the NVQ Level 3 training.’
''Martin is a superb student, quiet yet diligent,’ explains BTEC Curriculum Leader Marcus Eassom. ‘He always contributes well in class, and achieved distinction in all subjects effortlessly.’
Martin was one of 14 adults and young people singled out for awards for excellence at MGTS’ annual awards event (September 21, 2009).
The ceremony was attended by more than 200 guests from Coventry, Warwickshire and the surrounding areas, including apprentices, graduates, employers, schools, and representatives from Dudley College and the Learning and Skills Council Coventry and Warwickshire.
Daniel Gidney, Chief Executive of the Ricoh arena and an awards presenter at the ceremony, said: "We are delighted to be able to host this ceremony for the second year running. I am also delighted to be associated with MGTS which breathes success, inspiration and development. We are now coming out of recession in the city and everyone in this room is part of that regeneration. You are all a fabulous credit to Coventry."