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Engineering students triumph at GMCG Skills Competition

28 March 2017

Engineering students triumph at GMCG Skills Competition

Bolton College Engineering student Kyle Entwistle triumphed on Friday, when he won first prize in the Electronics category of the Greater Manchester College’s Group (GMCG) Engineering Skills Competition. 


Teams of students from ten colleges across the region battled it out at Tameside College, who hosted the engineering sector of the competition this year. 


Kyle was joined by fellow Bolton College engineering students, who were all successful in their respective categories. Second places were awarded to Ben Hardman, Megan Holland, Afzal Muhammed, Peter Walsh, Declan Wright and Jack Wild.  


Peter Alstead, Head of STEM at Bolton College said, ‘We’re committed to giving our learners every opportunity to showcase and share their skills. I am delighted with the performance of our engineering students, the competition was tough but they have done the college proud’. 


Kyle, who is currently completing a Level 2 Engineering Diploma said, ‘I was really excited to take part in the competition and the whole day was great. The challenges set were quite difficult so I was really happy when I managed to win my category’. 


The GMCG Skills competition covers a range of sectors, including catering and computing, which Bolton College are also competing in.     


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