DANIEL USES NEW SKILLS TO CARVE CAREER
Pupil is delighted that he can learn in the college workshop
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