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T Level student wins prestigious Enginuity Skills Awards

Elliot Barton winner of Enginuity Skills T Level Student award

A high-flying Barnsley College T Level student is celebrating a special award win at the prestigious national Enginuity Skills Awards.

Digital Support Services T Level student, Elliot Barton has won at the Enginuity Skills Awards 2024, claiming the award for T Level Student.

The Enginuity Skills Awards are aimed at ‘recognising and promoting skill development initiatives in engineering and manufacturing, ensuring a robust and thriving future for these vital sectors in the UK economy.’

Elliot and fellow student Jamie Baines travelled to Birmingham for the awards ceremony hosted by Journalist and TV presenter Steph McGovern, where they were celebrated amongst the country’s brightest young talents in engineering and manufacturing.

Barnsley College Digital and Creative Industries Course Leader Thomas Baigent said: “Elliot was nominated as he has had an incredible journey through education, starting with homeschooling and then coming to our Digital support services T Level course where he has become the only student with A* grade in his core component. Elliot has always been helpful and considerate to his fellow students.”

Elliot and Jamie were named as finalists for the T Level Student award, a new category for this year.

Enginuity Skills Awards 2024

Enginuity Skills Awards 2024

A spokesperson for Enginuity stated: “Elliot impressed the judges with how he is excelling both academically and professionally.

“He is driven by a passion for practical skills development and industry relevance, showcasing the value of T Levels in preparing for successful careers.

“Elliot also promotes engineering and manufacturing to others and inspires to work in network engineering and cybersecurity consultancy.”

Elliot not only received the title and coveted trophy but was also given £1,000 as part of the prize.

When asked about his win, Elliot said: “It feels great to have won the award, although it felt strange at first. It defines my time at college and all the effort I put in to accomplish all I have achieved.

“As for what I plan to spend the prize money on, my camera broke a few days after winning so I’m probably going to have to spend a bit of my winnings there. The rest of it however will be saved to upgrade my computer later in the year, either that or driving lessons.”

Last updated: 13th June 2024

Originally posted on: 12th June 2024

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