First in Greater Manchester for Digital, Media and Computing

First in Greater Manchester for Digital, Media and Computing

Stockport College students have come first in the Digital, Media and Computing Section of Greater Manchester Colleges (GMCG) Skills Competition.

A team of students from our Creative Digital Media course Tyrone Gordon, Lewis Bridge and Mauro Pereira beat other colleges from across Greater Manchester to come first overall on Wednesday 27th March in the Digital, Media and Computing section of the GMCG skills competition. 

They received enough points for their performance in TV & Film as well as Graphics to crown Stockport College overall champions of the section. 

Stockport College Creative Arts Technician Jon Oldham who led the winning team said: “I am incredibly proud to announce Stockport College as the winners. All our students have excelled throughout their studies this year and it's not only rewarding to the students themselves, but the college as a whole to have this success recognised”. 

Students were asked to take part in a series of challenges throughout the day that were designed by college hosts The Manchester College.

Organiser Ben Elson from the Business, Computing and Creative Digital Industries at The Manchester College said: “ The Overall Winner was Stockport with a 1st and 2nd place team, showcasing high scores in both. There was some serious talent on show in all competitions, and every student deserves a big thanks for being a credit to their respective colleges.”

In other sections of Greater Manchester Colleges Competition, individual Stockport College students excelled in sub-categories of plumbing (James Taylor) and electrical (Oscar Brookbanks).

Students also scored highly in Hair & Beauty with Aaliyah Hamblet coming first in the Nails category, Katie Jenning in Media Make Up and Shazeem Ullah in Facial.

Chairman of Greater Manchester Colleges Group and Trafford College Director of Adult Learning Joan Scott said: “Skills competitions are a fantastic way for students to learn. They develop skills that are essential in the workplace and in life, such as resilience, craftsmanship, team work, time keeping and discipline. It’s so rewarding to see how a student ‘grows’ when they compete in a competition, especially if they are proud of what they achieved - it stays with them for life and fuels a desire to do even better, increases their confidence and raises their aspirations!”

Stockport College was proud to host the Construction section of the Competition, which was held on Wednesday 27th March.