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Construction students lay down foundations for success...

Two Hartlepool College of Further Education Students have scooped top awards at a prestigious awards ceremony. Constructing Excellence in the North East (CENE) is an organisation that exists to support and encourage new people in the construction industry, and it recently recognised Louisa Phillips and Jack Ainscough at its G4C Awards. 


G4C stands for Generation for Change, which is dedicated to finding and nurturing innovative thinking and a dedicated work ethic by young people in the fields of construction and the built environment. The Awards took place at the Hilton Newcastle/Gateshead at the end of April 2017, where Louisa was voted Apprentice of the Year. 

Louisa Phillips with Award


The judges noted that she had demonstrated exemplary skills to showcase the difference she has made in the industry and her organisation, and demonstrated a commitment to personal development and progression through contributions in the workplace. During her citation, Louisa was described as “a shining example to other individuals looking to follow a career in construction and the built environment”.

Jack Ainsclough with Award


Student of the Year won by Jack Ainscough and is an award that specifically recognises the one student who stands out from the crowd with their outstanding achievements and results. Jack had demonstrated evidence of outstanding achievement together with academic excellence, as well as high skill and motivation on the path to becoming a leader of tomorrow.


Both Louisa and Jack were also part of Hartlepool College’s team that came out on top in the annual Chartered Institute of Building Student Challenge earlier in the year, after seeing off competition from four other North East colleges.


John Cartwright, Head of School - Construction and Built Environment at the College remarked “Louisa and Jack will be an asset in Construction and the Built Environment. We’re very proud of their achievements, and also I have to say a big well done to all staff involved in the delivery and support of these learners.”
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