A University of Wolverhampton student has been awarded a graduation prize by a local employer for his engineering efforts.
Richard Stockton, 32 from Wolverhampton, is a Diagnostic Engineer at UTC Aerospace and studied part-time for an Electronics and Communications degree at Telford Innovation Campus.
Laser Process, based in Cannock, offers the latest laser cutting technology and is one of the sponsors of the University of Wolverhampton Race Team. They awarded the ‘Laser Process Prize for the Top Performing Part-Time Engineer’ to Richard for his commitment to his studies and high performance as a part-time student.
Jonathan Horne, Managing Director at Laser Process, said: “As a company, we already support the engineering race team at Telford Campus and we are an advocate of engineering and manufacturing generally.
“We are very keen to promote engineering – especially as a career for young people – because it needs to be recognised as a profession offering a great career path.
“Richard stood out because his commitment to studying, whilst working full-time, shows real determination and he is an excellent role model for young people who are considering becoming engineers of the future.”
Richard said: “I was quite surprised to receive the award but it is great recognition for my achievement.
“Studying for the degree has really helped me, not only when I’m at work doing the day job, but it’s also allowed me to bridge the gap in my education. I’ve definitely furthered my knowledge and am developing my experience as a result of studying for the degree.”
Picture caption: Richard (left) accepts his trophy from Jonathan (right) at City Campus.
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