Clydebank College hosted its first Student Volunteering and Enterprising Awards to demonstrate the significant contribution volunteering and enterprise activity is making to the college and the community.
The college awarded 23 certificates to students, commending those who had been put forward for their volunteering efforts. The awards recognize the time students commit, the skills they develop and the difference they make through their volunteering and enterprising skills.
Gill Watt, director of Support Services, said: “Clydebank College would like to congratulate those who received certificates. Interest in volunteering and enterprise is rapidly growing and we are seeing more students wanting to get involved. This isn’t surprising as working within the college and community is a typical part of Clydebank College culture.”
Jas Sangha, an enterprise intern who took the lead with the organisation of the event, added: “Enterprise at college has no doubt flourished within the last year. It’s great to see students so enthusiastic about taking time out to help others around them.
“From volunteering to fundraising and organising charity events, starting own businesses and race nights, our students have definitely increased their confidence. Taking part is also a great way to boost employability and skills.”
Clydebank College Enterprising and Volunteering Awards Winners 2012 were:
The Dedication Award – Derek McGregor and Oskar Sterno;
The Team Award - Learning Links;
The Best Fundraiser Award - Directions Students;
The Community Engagement Award - Princes Trust (Team 15);
The Bright Idea Award - Colin Bourhill;
The Outstanding Contribution Award - Liam Gaynor;
The Enterprising Staff Award - Lucy Biddulph;
The Volunteer Recognition Award - Johnpaul Johnston; and
The Student Association Award - Jamie Smith
Special commendations were also given to John McKean, Ross Keenan, John Prentice, David Butterly, Carol Ann Stewart, Ian Barr, Etienne Kubwabo, Jay Stewart, Andrew Gorman, Sarah Jardine, Lindsey Ferguson and Liam Gaynor.