Top Petroc students awarded at annual LHTS ceremony

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Leadership and Higher Technical Skills (LHTS) students and apprentices from Petroc gathered at the Barnstaple Hotel last week (28 November 2018), to celebrate another fantastic year in front of friends, family and local employers.

The annual awards ceremony recognised outstanding achievement across areas including architecture, motor vehicle, trades, business, accounting, engineering and computing.

Guests were welcomed to the ceremony by Craig Litster, Assistant Principal for Leadership and Higher Technical Skills. Craig said: “This year’s cohort produced some outstanding results, with pass rates for all levels well above the national average. You should all be very proud of your achievements.”

Among the award winners was Charlotte Martin, who was presented with the Apprentice in AAT Outstanding Achievement Award. She said: “I was surprised and overwhelmed when I realised I’d won. I was never expecting to win anything for simply working hard and finishing my course the way I wanted to. It was lovely to see that my hard work has been appreciated and recognised.”

Maria Muñoz Vidal, who picked up the Award for the Diploma in Engineering (part-time), said: “The course was exactly what I was looking for and was the first step towards the future I always wanted to achieve.”

Patrick Stark collected the award for Outstanding Apprentice in Business. He said: “The award means a lot to me as I put a lot of effort in and it’s great that the college recognises my professionalism and potential. The course was even better than expected, preparing me for work with many transferable skills. I’m now going to continue with my Principles in Team Leading at Devon County Council.”