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Construction awards cement achievement

The achievements of students and apprentices in construction industries at City of Oxford College were celebrated at an awards event.

The awards were held at Blackbird Leys to recognise those who had shown dedication to learning their trade over the last year. Some were given recognition for making significant progress or for overcoming particular barriers to learning.

The event was held on Thursday (20 November) at the CDI Project community centre, which was recently redecorated thanks to painting and decorating students from the nearby Blackbird Leys campus.

Special recognition awards included the Paul Tierney award, launched this year to celebrate and encourage students who show flair in trades competitions. The inaugural winner of the award was carpentry and joinery student, Jack Brandon. Student of the year went to Tom Simmonds-Davies; apprentice of the year to Cariann Wheeler and the outstanding achievement award (study support) went to Lewis Hopkins.

Other awards were made in each of the course areas offered at the Blackbird Leys campus. The evening was attended by students and apprentices past and present, their friends and families and employer partners.