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A Celebration of Success for Students at Preston Vocational Centre

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A Celebration of Success for Students at Preston Vocational Centre


Published by CGA Comms for Community Gateway Association in Education and also in Communities, Health, Housing

Chair of PVC Malcolm Clarke and Georgia Greene Chair of PVC Malcolm Clarke and Georgia Greene

Students from Preston Vocational Centre (PVC) ( a subsidary of Community Gateway Association)  have been recognised at a glittering awards evening held at Preston’s College, celebrating educational success and an amazing academic year.

PVC is committed to providing vocational training to young people and adults in Preston and the surrounding area. 

PVC’s mission is to be the leading centre of alternative vocational provision, which is focused on the needs of learners, leading to progression and opportunities for students in the world of work.

Students from schools across the city and across Lancashire came together to receive certificates and recognition for qualifications completed during the year.

Highlights of the evening :-

Georgia Greene

Georgia has been attending Preston Vocational Centre for approximately 2 years. During this time she has exceeded all expectations and achieved a BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction. Georgia worked on the ‘Preston remembers’ Cenotaph project. The cenotaph in Preston City Centre was restored to its original former glory.

Georgia was involved on the site maintenance, bricklaying, tiling and general labouring.

Georgia had 100% attendance at PVC and therefore deserved her award for Outstanding Attendance.

Daniel Moon

Daniel has been attending PVC for the last 3 years and completed his BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Construction. Daniel received the ‘Outstanding all round ability Award’ for his high skill level in all the trades.

Daniel always had a smile on his face, was always well behaved, worked well in a team and was a pleasure to teach.

PVC Centre Manager Martin Grayston commenting “I am extremely proud to see these young learners achieve so much during their time at PVC. This is down to the dedication of staff, volunteers and other partners who support every individual who attends our centre.

"To see some of these young people start on the programme with little or no skill, low self-esteem and develop into young adults with excellent skill levels, and moving onto work and positive outcomes is what the centre is all about"

Mrs R Anderton, Student Support Manager at  Corpus Christi Catholic College who attended the ceremony said, “PVC do a magnificent job with some of the most challenging and vulnerable young people in our schools. I admire the dedication and commitment of the staff at the centre and I am grateful for the work they do in enabling our pupils to succeed against all odds.”

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