Rally enthusiast Efa Glyn Jones is preparing to pursue her dreams after receiving an offer from Swansea University to study motorsport.
Efa, from Porthmadog, has been named Engineering Student of the Year by Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor and is on course for a triple honor on completion of her BTEC Level 3 Advanced General Engineering course.
The 18-year-old has been studying engineering for two years, dividing her time between the CaMDA and Hafan campuses in Dolgellau and Pwllheli respectively.
As a motorsport enthusiast, she works in her spare time with engineers at rally events to maintain the vehicles, while her passion for the sport is reflected in her Welsh baccalaureate thesis, “Rally has need saving in the UK?”
Now his ambitions to work in industry have been boosted by the offer of a place at university.
Efa said: “I had a keen interest in motorsport from an early age, ever since my mum took me to rally events all over the country.
“After studying engineering at the Dolgellau and Pwllheli campuses of Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, I gained a broad knowledge of general engineering topics and developed my self-confidence to take the next step in my education to specialize in the motorsport industry.
“I would like to thank the staff at both sites for their support and encouragement over the past two years.”
Efa’s hard work and outstanding academic achievements were rewarded when she was named Engineering Student of the Year at the annual Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor Awards Ceremony, held at Plas Tan y Bwlch at Maentwrog last month.
Emlyn Evans, Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor speaker, said:
“A dedicated learner, Efa strives to do her best to produce work of exceptional quality, consistently achieving top marks in her courses.
“Engineers always strive for perfection and Efa is no exception. She took on board constructive feedback from all her tutors to produce high quality assignments consistently across all modules to achieve her target grade of Triple Distinction in the BTEC Level 3 Enhanced General Engineering course, this which is an extremely difficult task to perform.
“Efa often chooses to challenge itself practically too – an example being the design and manufacture of a wind tunnel for its engineering project, for which it designed a test rig to demonstrate airflow over objects as a training aid for students to help visualize airflow.”
He added: “Efa’s hard work, diligence and dedication have been rewarded with an offer from Swansea University to study Motorsport next year, staff are sure the drive, determination and Efa’s positive work ethic will enable her to succeed in whatever she decides to pursue in the future.”
If you would like to find out more about the BTEC provision at Coleg Meirion-Dwyfor, please contact Emlyn Evans by email [email protected] or click here.
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