DANIEL USES NEW SKILLS TO CARVE CA­REER

Pupil is de­lighted that he can learn in the col­lege work­shop

The Galloway News - - SCHOOL NEWS - Staff Re­porter

Daniel Cal­laghan likes noth­ing bet­ter than learn­ing en­gi­neer­ing skills at Dum­fries & Gal­loway Col­lege.

The 17-year-old An­nan Academy pupil is study­ing a Foun­da­tion Ap­pren­tice­ship as one of his sub­ject choices at school.

Daniel says he finds the prac­ti­cal side of the ap­pren­tice­ship the best way to learn skills for the fu­ture.

“I love work­ing in the work­shop and mak­ing things, I feel as though that gives me a true idea of what the job would be like,” said Daniel.

“I can’t think of a bet­ter way to learn while you study and I en­joy learn­ing in the lec­tures too, I feel there is so much to learn. But com­bin­ing prac­ti­cal work and class work seems to make sense, as you feel you are learn­ing more.”

As for Daniel, mak­ing the right sub­ject choice has proven im­por­tant for his fu­ture.

He says, “For me, the ap­pren­tice­ship has made me re­alise that there are dif­fer­ent ways to learn about en­gi­neer­ing and I know how I want to progress.

“If you know what it is that you want to study and if there is a Foun­da­tion Ap­pren­tice­ship that suits you then it’s the best choice.”

PRAC­TI­CAL PLAN Daniel en­joys his time in the work­shop at Dum­fries & Gal­loway Col­lege

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