Prize guy Connor named Apprentice of the Year
Pacific Building joiner Connor Skea has been named Carpentry and Joinery Apprentice of the Year at Glasgow Clyde College.
Connor, who has just completed first year at the college’s Anniesland campus, was presented with a shield and a medal during a prize-giving ceremony at the Trades Hall of Glasgow.
He was accompanied on his big day by contracts manager Gerry McAllister and members of his family.
Connor said: “I love working with Pacific – it’s a great place to learn and the team of guys around me are all brilliant.
“To have won this award is a real surprise, and it has made me so proud. And I would like to see it as a tribute to the professionalism of all the guys who help me every day at work.
“The experience I have gained has been excellent – and I look forward to more good times in the months and years ahead.”
Connor only joined the company in August last year yet he has made a big impression in the short time he has been with Pacific.
Glasgow Clyde College is a multi-campus college with three sites across Glasgow at Anniesland, Cardonald and Langside.
It was formed in August 2013 following the merger of Anniesland, Cardonald and Langside Colleges and is home to more than 7,000 full-time and 20,000 part-time students.
Pacific managing director Brian Gallacher said: “Connor is a credit to Pacific and to himself. To have won the Apprentice of the Year award from such a large student population is quite something.
“As a company, we pride ourselves in the investments we make in training and people – not to mention futures.
“The evidence is there for all to see that we are reaping the rewards of that approach. Well done, Connor.”