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Coleg Cambria Announce Three Important Events

by Adam Howarth, Editor
Lois Jones (l) at a Read Construction site

Coleg Cambria announce three important events. Two are regarding partnerships with local firms, Read Construction and NetWorld Sports. The other involves one of their tutors participating in a challenging Lake District swim.

Business Lecturer Takes Plunge For Children’s Charity

Anne Williams, a tutor at Coleg Cambria Yale in Wrexham, is to participate in the epic Aquasphere Chillswim Coniston End-to-End Swim this summer.

Coniston Water

The 5.2-mile challenge takes place on Coniston water in the Lake District on Saturday, 22 June.

Anne, from Cefn Mawr, is hoping to raise more than £250 for Level Water. This organisation provides affordable, expert one-to-one swimming lessons for children with physical, visual, and hearing impairments.

A former RAF senior aircraftwoman, she swam for the military before competing in several Masters’ events in recent years.

Anne Williams, tutor at Coleg Cambria
Anne Williams, tutor at Coleg Cambria

Training hard for the event at Hanmer Lake, Park in the Past, Hope, and Alderford Lake in Whitchurch, she said: “My Dad was in the Navy, and I was in the RAF for seven years before going to university and becoming a lecturer, so I swam for them when I was younger.

“I’ve always been comfortable in the water, especially outdoors. Although this has been a huge task, I am looking forward to it and hoping people get behind what I’m doing. “I love swimming and love a challenge! Training in extremely cold water over the winter was tough, but it’s left me well prepared for what’s ahead.”

An Amazing Charity

Anne added: “Level Water is an amazing charity supporting children with disabilities to enjoy and experience more independent lives, so please give generously. And I must thank Alderford Lake Watersports and Aqua Park, who gave me a free pass so I can train there – it is very much appreciated.”

To sponsor Anne, please visit her JustGiving page.

For more on the challenge ahead, visit the event webpage.

Coleg Cambria And Construction Form Cement Partnership

Coleg Cambria and Read Construction are laying the foundations for future generations of workers in the building sector.

Placement Enhanced Programme

The award-winning Wrexham-based developer has supported the first cohort of BTEC Level 3 Technical Construction and Built Environment learners as part of its Placement Enhanced Programme, funded via the Welsh Government’s Innovation Fund. Among them were Lois Jones and Josh Jones, who spent months working on the college’s £10m Llysfasi development and at Read’s headquarters.

Lois, from Wrexham, says the experience confirmed her future lies in the construction industry: “My dad works in the plastering trade, so I’ve grown up in that world and always been around it,” said the 17-year-old former St Joseph’s High School pupil, who last year won a gold award for Enterprise at Skills Competition Wales.

Lois at a Read Construction site
Lois at a Read Construction site

“I wanted to follow in his footsteps, and after achieving a Level 2 and now a Level 3 at Bersham Road, I know this is what I want to do with my career. My aim now is to try and secure an apprenticeship in design or architecture, as that’s where I see myself.

“I’ve enjoyed every minute. It’s been brilliant to see the different aspects of how construction works and how the company operates. I’m really thankful to Coleg Cambria and Read Construction for the opportunity.”

Inspiring The Next Generation Of Workers

Read Construction’s Improvement and Engagement Manager Kasia Williamson said they were “delighted” to have supported the initial trial of the Placement Enhanced Programme and have plans to welcome new learners from Cambria this year.

“At Read, we believe it is important to provide a platform that will inspire the next generation of workers and support people in their transition from education into the world of work,” she added. “Opportunities like this ensure students are best placed to start their careers while also addressing the skills shortage.

“It was fantastic to have Lois and Josh join the Read team for their programme placements. We are looking forward to welcoming more students in the future.”

Backed with more than £5.9m from the Welsh Government’s Sustainable Communities for Learning Programme, the new Llysfasi development will include a state-of-the-art, 1095 square metre carbon-neutral education complex complete with classroom and meeting spaces, a coffee shop, HE centre, wellbeing hub and more.

For more on Read Construction, visit readconstruction.co.uk.

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Net World Sports And Coleg Cambria Discuss Career Goals

ONE of the country’s fastest-growing sports equipment retailers played out its success for students in Wrexham. A Level Business and BTEC Enterprise and Entrepreneurship learners from Coleg Cambria visited Net World Sports to discuss career opportunities in the retail sector.

Selling Cricket Bats

They also heard the inspiring story of how Alex Loven founded the now multi-million-pound operation as a teenager after selling cricket bats to friends in the school playground and enjoyed a comprehensive tour of the company’s £25m headquarters.

Networld Sports Recruitment Specialist Gareth Davies said: “It has been such a pleasure to host the talented and enthusiastic students from Coleg Cambria. The sessions have been a great opportunity to introduce Net World Sports as a business, showcase our amazing new facility and range of products, and discuss the exciting careers options we have available.”

He added: “We brought in managers from different departments to give a balanced and varied view from across the company and they’ve all been really impressed by the knowledge and curiosity shown by the group. We’re looking forward to welcoming more Coleg Cambria students on-site soon.”

Coleg Cambria students at NetWorld Sports
Coleg Cambria students at NetWorld Sports

“Really Inspirational”

Judith Alexander, Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Coordinator, expressed her gratitude for the opportunity. She said: “It was really inspirational to hear how the business started. Alex is a great role model for our learners. The scale of the Net World premises and operations was truly impressive.

“The students witnessed firsthand the inner workings of a successful business. They also gained insights that will benefit them in their future studies and careers.”

For more on Net World Sports, visit networldsports.co.uk.

Visit cambria.ac.uk for the latest news and information from Coleg Cambria.

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