From college to Cambodia

College lecturers were invited to the House of Commons in recognition of their hard work and commitment to students.

Members of the 28-strong engineering team from Coleg y Cymoedd, which has five campuses across South Wales, travelled to London for a special teaching awards ceremony.

The group was last month named Further Education Team of the Year in the 2014 Pearson Teaching Awards. There are currently 152 full-time and 194 part-time learners enrolled on engineering programmes, ranging from entry level qualifications to foundation degrees.

Gavin Davies, assistant curriculum director for technology, hailed an “inspirational collective team effort”. He added “It follows an incredibly successful year for your department, which is itself built on our college’s 30 years of working in partnership with businesses to deliver a curriculum that caters to the specific needs of our learners and their employers.”

The Pearson Teaching Awards are an annual celebration of exceptional teaching, founded in 1999 by Lord Puttnam. The Coleg y Cymoedd team were presented with their ‘silver’ award by Caerphilly MP Wayne David.

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