A DEDICATED staff member at West Cheshire College was recognised with a national STAR award at the House of Commons.
Pat Byrne, employer services manager at West Cheshire College has been recognised with a national STAR Award.Š
The awards, from the Learning and Skills Information Service (LSIS), are open annually to any learning and skills sector workers who are based in an organisation which receives funding from the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) or the Young People’s Learning Agency (YPLA).Š
The House of Commons and its Stranger’s Dining room was the backdrop for the awards as the winners were presented with their trophies and certificates in front of assembled guests including Skills minister John Hayes.Š
In all, 10 winners were chosen from thousands of nominees by a panel of judges for their outstanding contributions to the learning and skills sector. Pat, from Rainford, won the Engaging Employers award.Š
LSIS chief executive Dr David Collins said: “Every year the Star awards produce marvellous stories about the achievements of hard working people in the learning and skills sector and this year is no different.”
Pat said: “There is a dedicated commercial services and college management team at West Cheshire College and it is a tribute to all of my colleagues that I have been given this award, it could have been anyone of them.
“I thoroughly enjoy my job. To see individuals start a training course, often the first one they have undertaken since leaving school, develop confidence and skills and progress within an organisation is fantastic.”
Pat was praised for her work which included developing a programme for taxi provision in Cheshire West and Chester area working closely with the Visit Cheshire and Chester team and the Local Authority Licensing Department.