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College Engineering student’s Saturday Club success!
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Pembrokeshire College’s Engineering student, Steffan Thomas will be featured in Swansea University’s newsletter to celebrate his development at the College’s Saturday Club.
Steffan attended Pembrokeshire College’s Engineering Saturday Club in 2014 while he was studying for his GCSEs. At the College’s Saturday Club, which is funded by Swansea University, Steffan learnt skills in machining with lathes and millers, hand fitting techniques, forging and a variety of welding methods.
Having achieved good GCSE grades, Steffan enrolled on the Level 3 Engineering course at Pembrokeshire College, “The Saturday Club sessions were a great introduction to Engineering and it helped me realise that this was the path I wanted to follow”. Achieving a Distinction in all of the units in his first year, Steffan progressed onto the second year of the Extended Diploma level where he is currently planning a project to produce a mini steam engine.
As the Saturday Club continues to run, Steffan is helping out as a Club Instructor, passing on the knowledge he has developed over the last three years and acting as an ambassador for the opportunities available in the field of Engineering.
Pembrokeshire College Engineering Lecturer, William Bateman congratulates Steffan on his learning journey, “Steffan is a great example to students attending our Saturday Clubs. It’s important to inspire students at a young age and get them excited about their future studies and career opportunities”.
Steffan has been offered a place at both Swansea and Cardiff University to study a degree in Mechanical Engineering and is currently trying to deciding which offer he should take up!
Want to find out where your learning journey could take you? Come along to Pembrokeshire College’s Open Evening on Wednesday 26th April from 5pm. See more at: pembrokeshire.ac.uk/courses
PHOTO: Steffan Thomas can be seen as a Saturday Club learner in the centre of the photograph on the left, and as Club Instructor in the photograph on the right.