College student awards

Score chairman Charles Ritchie with the prizewinning students from Banff and Buchan College.
Score chairman Charles Ritchie with the prizewinning students from Banff and Buchan College.

students at Banff and Buchan College have been recognised for their achievements at a prizegiving celebration.

Score Group held an annual awards ceremony in the college to mark exceptional students within its technology department.

Score and Banff and Buchan College have worked closely since 1988, helping to train more than 700 Score apprentices over the last 24 years.

Company chairman Charles Ritchie presented engraved watches to Alison Petrie, who works for PowerJacks in Ellon and comes from Maud, and Marina Katkova (from Latvia) and Steven Hadden (from Macduff), who are both full time Banff and Buchan College students.

Alison studied for a National Certificate in Manufacturing Engineering and despite her dyslexia produced impressive results.

Marina studied for a National Certificate in Mechanical Engineering. Her aptitude for learning, keen approach and hard work resulted in the successful completion of the course in 6 months. She is now studying for a Higher National Diploma in Mechanical Engineering alongside a SVQ Level 2 in Electrical Engineering.

Steven studied successfully for a National Certificate in Electronics and another in Measurement and Control.

Mr Ritchie said: “These young engineers have created an admirable place in society for themselves, they are the front line engineers and bread winners of tomorrow and they should be very proud of that achievement.

“In 20 years’ time they will look back and appreciate the time they spent at Banff and Buchan College, they will realise its crucial worth to the local area and the value it has added to their professional lives. Banff and Buchan College is a special place and it needs support from all areas of industry.”