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West Herts College trio honoured by Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers
12:17pm Tuesday 18th September 2012 in News
THREE students from West Herts College have been honoured by the Chartered Institute of Plumbing and Heating Engineers.
The CIPHE’s Hertfordshire branch teamed up with boiler manufacturer Vokéra, who have their own training centre in London Colney, to bestow awards on the top performing students from the college’s Kings Langley campus.
Jason North won the Brian Saunders Award for CIPHE (Herts Branch) Outstanding Apprentice and Sophie Ings was victorious in the category of Best Overall Plumbing Student and her award was presented by Steve Cipriano from sponsors Vokéra.
The Ralph Hill Award for CIPHE (Herts Branch) Best Practical task went to Lewis Cook.
The awards were handed out in front of an audience made up of students and members of the CIPHE’s Hertfordshire branch.
Principal Science Officer for the CIPHE’s Hertfordshire branch John Griggs said: "It is great to be supporting students and rewarding excellence - these students are the future of the industry and the Institute.
"The industry is changing rapidly with new technologies and is no longer just about pipes and radiators, but the customers need and plumbing needs. And these students have excelled at work beyond the core required on the course."
Steve Cipriano, Managing Director of Vokéra said: "We are delighted to be active in the institute and support local people and the plumbing professionals of the future.
"It is important that these young people get rewarded and then get the jobs they deserve so they can take the industry forward."
Award winner Sophie Ings said: "At first some people thought I couldn’t it, but I have really proved them wrong. I have really enjoyed my time at the college; everyone helps each other out and works together."
Lewis Cook said: "Plumbing is a skill I’ll have for life now. The college has been great for me, so it is nice to be rewarded for my efforts."
Winner Jason North added: "It is great to be earning and learning at the same time and now I’m really part of the family business."