THREE Mid Cheshire students have been praised in the Cheshire and Warrington heat of the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) North West Learner Awards.
Maxine Hollis and Oliver Ince, both from Winsford, were highly commended in the Apprentice of the Year category.
Maxine, 20, an apprentice in Business Administration at South Cheshire College and Oliver, a 21-year-old apprentice in Vehicle Maintenance and Repair at Fords of Winsford who studies at Mid-Cheshire College, were honoured at a glittering awards ceremony at Mere Golf and Country Club on Wednesday, May 20.
Sarah Hopwood, a student at Sir John Deane’s College, was a highly commended finalist in the Further Education Academic category.
Liz Davis, LSC Area Director for Cheshire and Warrington, said: “In Cheshire and Warrington we need a bedrock of businesses who invest in people, especially in times of an economic downturn.
“Investing in employees will boost the success of business in our region, and better skills mean better jobs and better lives.”
The winners in each category could now go on to be named North West regional winner, competing against winners from Cumbria, Greater Manchester, Merseyside and Lancashire.
Winners in the apprenticeship categories could also go on to the National Apprenticeship Awards final, which will be held in London on July 16.