College students in awards haul

Students at Banff and Buchan College have been recognised for their achievements in a recent prizegiving ceremony held at the college.

Score Group plc has annually held an awards ceremony in the college to recognise
exceptional students within the college’s technology
department.

Score and Banff and Buchan College have worked closely together since 1988, helping to train over 700 Score apprentices over the last 24
years.

This year, Charles Ritchie from Score presented engraved watches to Marina Katkova (from Latvia) and Steven Hadden (from Macduff), who are both full time Banff and Buchan College students, and to Alison Petrie (from Maud) who works for PowerJacks in
Ellon.

Marina studied for a National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering.

Her aptitude for learning,
keen approach and hard work resulted in the successful completion of the course in 6 months.

She is now studying for a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering alongside a SVQ Level 2 in Electrical Engineering. Steven studied successfully for a National Certificate in
Electronics and another in Measurement and Control.

Alison studied for a National Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering and despite her dyslexia produced fantastic results.

Charles Ritchie, Chairman of Score Group plc said: “These young engineers have created an admirable place in society for themselves, they are the front line engineers and bread winners of tomorrow and they should be very proud of that
achievement.

“In 20 years’ time they will look back and appreciate the time they spent at Banff and Buchan College, they will realise its crucial worth to the local area and the value it has added to their professional
lives.

“Banff and Buchan College is a special place and it needs support from all areas of industry, we all appreciate the benefits of having this facility in the
locality.”

Phil Wilson, Sector Manager for Engineering, Technology and Renewables said: “These awards recognise excellence for those students studying at National Certificate Level.

“We are grateful to Score for their continued support across the full Engineering
curriculum.”