Wed, 11 July, 2018
Apprentice, Casey Wells took home two awards at this year’s West Suffolk College Celebration of Achievement Awards, including the TWI-sponsored award for Outstanding Engineering Apprentice, as presented by TWI’s Laboratories Manager Edward Watts.
Casey is working for Morson Technical Services based at RAF Wattisham and is entering into the final year of his Advanced Apprenticeship in September, after which he is considering a Higher Apprenticeship HNC/D.
The awards took place at St Edmundsbury Cathedral in Bury St Edmunds, including a keynote speech from Shaun Whiter of Burrough Green, who lost both of his legs in a hit-and-run incident two years ago.
Shaun delivered an inspirational talk, explaining how the incident had not prevented him from moving forward as he is now training to compete in the Paralympics, saying, ‘It’s the why not the how you need to think about. Why do you want to do something, the how will then follow. Love life, and go for it. You have all done so brilliantly being prize winners and now you can go on and do anything you want.’
The awards included over 50 categories sponsored by local organisations, with TWI supporting the Outstanding Engineering Apprentice of the Year award, which was won by Casey.
TWI’s Engineering Laboratories Manager, Edward Watts, who is also part of West Suffolk College’s Engineering Advisory Group, presented Casey with his award. However, this was not the only award that Casey took home, as he was also announced as the overall Outstanding Apprentice of the Year.
TWI has supported the engineering team at West Suffolk College for many years to help young apprentices as they develop their careers. TWI also has a history of offering apprenticeships at its Cambridge laboratories to students from the college in order to provide them with workplace skills and experience.
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