Rodney Odondi is among the students awarded £300 bursaries by Barrow and District Association of Engineers

Students win awards for engineering excellence

Congratulations to three engineering students from across our two campuses who have been awarded £300 bursaries by Barrow and District Association of Engineers.

Rodney Odondi, Jake Healey and Marcus Salisbury received their awards in a special presentation at The Forum in Barrow in recognition of their educational achievements. They were presented with their awards by former Barrow shipyard boss and guest speaker Simon Kirby.

Rodney Odondi, who is doing a HNC in electrical and electronic engineering at the Channelside campus, was praised by his tutors for his high level of commitment and aptitude and received the award for technical engineering.

“He manages his work load of academic study and his employment with FETL well, always ensuring he applies himself fully,” said Director of Curriculum, Technical and Employer Learning Steve McAloone who made the nominations based on tutor feedback.

“He has a positive influence on his peer group and always strives to complete assignments and classroom activities to the highest of standards.”

Jake Healey completed a fabrication and welding apprenticeship at the Channelside campus while working for PPS (Process Pipework Services) in Ulverston. He won the award for craft engineering.

His tutors said he had been a pleasure to teach and always worked hard, as well as being willing to help others and encouraging them.

“Being a work based learner he manages his time extremely well always doing his best in every classroom lesson,” said Steve. “His tutors say he enters the classroom with a smile on his face and leaves saying thank you. They said teaching would be so easy if all students were dedicated and willing to learn like Jake.”

Sixthform student Marcus Salisbury, who is studying A levels in maths, further maths, physics and undertaking the extended project qualification at the Rating Lane campus, won the award for A levels. He has applied to study a degree in civil engineering at Russell Group universities.

Deputy Head of Sixth Form Helen Gibson said he had been put forward because his commitment to achieving his engineering career goal was demonstrated through his involvement in multiple extra-curricular activities.

Photos: Engineering students Rodney Odondi, Jake Healey and Marcus Salisbury received bursaries worth £300 from Barrow and District Association of Engineers.

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