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Graduating students say farewell to Truro College
7:00am Saturday 10th August 2013 in News
It was goodbyes all round when Truro College finished the year with presentations and celebrations.
Among those leaving were the teachers of tomorrow, who celebrated completing an intensive year of training, with 82 per cent of the class of 2013 having already found employment before the end of the course, and the majority employed in Cornwall.
Three members of this year’s cohort were the first in the country to be trained through the new School Direct scheme, in this case organised by Penair School and Cornwall School Centred
Initial Teacher Training Truro College programme manager Alison Smith said: “It’s been wonderful to celebrate their outstanding success. We are very proud of them and they have an exciting future ahead.”
Students who aspire to go on into careers that help others joined together at the health, social care, child care and education celebration of achievement evening.
Students received their certificates with families and friends in attendance and there was some friendly disagreement among the tutors present, as several said that they had the best tutor group in the year, and the best they’d ever taught.
Cheryl Mewton, director of studies said: “Each and every one of them has worked hard to achieve the skills to equip them for the future. They should all be very proud of what they’ve achieved and we’re very proud of them.”
Perhaps the most glamorous night of the year took place to mark success at the hair, beauty, complementary therapies and catering celebration evening.
Every student received a certificate for completing this year’s studies at Truro College, and special awards were presented to outstanding pupils.
The most improved student of 2013 award went to Laura Shipley who, following a challenging year, had shown great commitment and motivation.
The award for exceptional performance went to Sibel Kandemir, who has spent the last four years working towards her level one, two and three qualifications and was noted for her determination, dedication and exceptional abilities.
Hayley McKinstry, programme team leader at Truro College said: “It has been another exceptional year for our department, in terms of the awards won, the events we have hosted and the level of work achieved by our students. I congratulate them all as our college’s excellent reputation continues. I’d also like to thank all of my staff who always show amazing dedication and are so hardworking.”
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