Essential Skills award for Belfast Met student Anthony

BMC student Anthony Dowds.  INCT 24-726-CON
BMC student Anthony Dowds. INCT 24-726-CON

A Carrickfergus student has been recognised for his learning success at Belfast Metropolitan College’s annual Apprenticeship and Training Awards.

Anthony Dowds (19) completed the Essential Skills programme in June and was recognised for his achievements and progress with the Essential Skills Award. As part of his training programme, Anthony studies Light Vehicle Maintenance Level 3.

He also works outside of his course as an apprentice for Eden Car Sales.

The unique event celebrated the achievements of Belfast Met’s learners, staff and partner organisations involved in the delivery of training programmes at the college.

Some 47 successful students received awards recognising their achievements through their current or recently completed ApprenticeshipsNI, Programme Led Apprenticeship or Training for Success programmes.

The student award categories included the Apprentice Award, Training Award, Work Placement, Essential Skills and Endeavour Award with winners spanning a range of vocational areas such as hospitality, construction, engineering, hairdressing, IT, financial services and motor vehicles.

The winning students demonstrated high levels of achievement, outstanding commitment, dedication to learning and perseverance through challenging circumstances.

Marie-Thérèse McGivern, principal and chief executive at Belfast Met, said: “It is with great pride that I congratulate each and every one of our student finalists, and particularly those winners, who have worked so hard to reach their goals and take the next step in attaining a relevant job within their chosen industry. We wish them every success in the future.”