The three, four-man teams were judged on a criteria which
included the selection of tools used, time management, health and safety, keeping
the work area tidy and the learner’s ability to complete the task.
The successful event was sponsored by JCT600, Duckworth Land
Rover, Halfords and Snap-On who are all very keen to support the development of
young people in the motor vehicle industry and donated a variety of prizes.
JCT600 and Duckworth also brought along a selection of vehicles to the College
such as Audi, Land Rover and Jaguar giving students the opportunity to view them.
After a full day of competitions, Boston College took first
place at Level 2 and 3, and New College Stamford took first place at Level 1.
The learners received their first place prizes of a spanner set for Level 3, a car
care kit for Level 2 and a screwdriver kit for Level 1, all donated by Halfords.
They also received an individual trophy each. The runners up across the levels
received a variety of prizes such as branded hats, drinks bottles and umbrellas
from the other event sponsors and a certificate.
One of Boston College’s Motor Vehicle Lecturers, Lee Crisp,
who also organised the event said, “Being part of this competition has enabled
us to network with other colleges and build solid relationships. It has also given
the learners an opportunity to engage with each other and build good working
relationships. The event has provided a great opportunity to increase learner
employment opportunities by enabling local employers to observe the learners
skills in practise. Overall, it has met all of my expectations and beyond.”
Feedback on the event also came from Gavin Harley, a Motor
Vehicle Lecturer at Grantham College who said, “The event was really well
organised and put together. The resources and facilities on offer were to a
very high quality and the students have learnt a lot. It has given the learners
the chance to put the skills taught in the workshops into practise in a real
The competition will now be moving on, leaving two more
events to be held at each of the participating colleges. Wednesday 15th
March will see learners competing at New College Stamford in a Construction
Competition and on Wednesday 22nd March there will be a Public
Services competition at Grantham College.
Good luck to all learners and Colleges taking part!