Dan Goddard with Ridgeons managing director Angela Rushforth.

Ridgeons supports college construction awards

Published:  04 September, 2013

Ridgeons has sponsored Cambridge Regional College’s (CRC) Construction Awards for the fifth year running.

Open to full-time, part-time and apprenticeship students, the awards awards – held on 26 June – recognised the achievements of individuals that have most positively represented the college in working towards their trade qualifications.

A total of six awards were scooped by students across a diverse selection of categories:

  • Level 2 Apprentice Site Carpenter – Paul Mitchell
  • Most Improved Bench Joiner – Calum Silsby-Murphy
  • Level 1 Full Time Outstanding Achievement Carpenter and Joiner – Jack Leenderts
  • Level 2 Full Time Outstanding Achievement Site Carpenter – Shane Holland
  • Level 3 Site Carpenter of the Year – Miles Anderson
  • Overall Ridgeons Apprentice of the Year Brickwork Apprentice – Dan Goddard.

As part of its sponsorship of the awards, Ridgeons donated the award shields for each of the winners, along with a host of trade specific tools that students can use within the workplace.

John Malone, head of faculty – construction and engineering at CRC and organiser of the event, said: “We would not be able to hold these awards without the help of companies like Ridgeons, which regularly donates its time and prizes for such events. For the last five years Ridgeons has done the college and its students proud, and we value its continued support.”

Ridgeons managing director Angela Rushforth added: “Ensuring future employees have the right skill set is crucial in sustaining and supporting industry, especially in construction, where increasing numbers of the existing workforce are shortly due to retire. We recognise the importance that vocational qualifications – such as those offered by CRC – provide in bridging these gaps, which is why as a group we lend our support. It was a pleasure to be invited to take part in the event itself and celebrate the great work that these students have achieved.”

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