On Wednesday 29 June, we celebrated the achievement of our students and the commitment provided by key employers to our learners, with the annual Student and Employer Awards.
The event was held on campus, with guests, students and staff able to network and mingle, with canapes provided by our Catering students.
The ceremony was hosted by Performing Arts student and ambassador, Paris Austin, who led the evening with nominations provided by staff for the winning students, alongside introducing the Industry Liaison Officers and their nominated employers.
Paris said: "I really enjoyed hosting the awards. It was a great honour to help recognise student and employer achievement and it was a brilliant experience to help build my confidence in public-speaking and presenting."
A variety of awards were given out on the day, some for academic and vocational achievement in pathways, and other campus awards that recognised students for their commitments and dedication outside of the classroom.
We were pleased to welcome back alumni and former Students’ Union President, Jessica Foster, who spoke about life at College, motivational techniques and tips to stay positive.
Victoria Copp-Crawley, Principal of Canterbury College, said: "It was fantastic to celebrate the success of our students and their phenomenal achievements. It was equally brilliant to thank and show the appreciation to our employers for the work they do to support the design in our curriculum and the opportunities they provide our students."
Rob Smith, Marketing Manager at The Canterbury Festival, said: We thoroughly enjoyed the event and are incredibly proud to have received an employer award from the Music department. Working with such enthusiastic students and staff is always a joy and we look forward to more collaborations this autumn."
Charley Gremo-Gilham, Co-Founder and Business Director of Red Key Concepts Design & Build, said: "It was an incredibly inspirational and moving event celebrating the achievements of students, employers and not to forget the hard working College staff. Red Key Concepts are thrilled to continuing working in partnership with EKC Group, aiming to offer potential employment opportunities to students within the construction industry."
We would like to thank all the attendees for coming and the employers who have shown such dedication to our College community. We look forward to continue working with these local businesses in the next academic year.
Accounting - Denis Mehalla
Animal Management - Brodie Hoare
Art & Design - Ceejay Swain-Bonner
Beauty & Theatrical Media Makeup - Michelle McKeen
Brick - Max Whorlow
Business - Phoebe Ray
Carpentry - Sam Muggridge
Catering - Ronnie Needham
Computing - Casey Page
Countryside and Landscaping - Elouise Smith
Early Years - Hayley Smith
Electrical - James Roberts
Engineering - Connor Crook
English - Darius Ansar
ESOL - Sulaiman Altaib
Foundation Learning - Mia Dutton
Hairdressing - Hollie Ashford
Health and Social Care - Tilly Harris
Maths - Ali Forad-Hamza
Media - Hayden Giles
Motor Vehicle - Daniel Wynne
Music - Courtney Brown
Performing Arts - Samuel Gallagher
Plumbing - Julia Rumsey
Public Services - Tom Axton
Science - Kayleigh Geen
Sport - Jamie Spencer
Supported Learning - Gina Herald
Travel & Tourism - Amelia Fall
Careers Progression - Lucy Edwards
Contribution to Community - Casey Band
Inspirational Learner - April Richards
Outstanding Achievement - Heather Lobb
Principal's Award - Charlotte Main
Old Farmhouse Care
Wingham Wildlife Park Ltd.
Abbey Physic Garden
Kent Refugee Action Network
Canterbury Day Nursery
The Arden Theatre
The Cave Hotel
Barretts Jaguar Land Rover
White Cliffs Countryside Partnership
MMS 360 Media
The Pig Hotel