Standard-setter John wins first top award

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A COLNE man is setting the standard after receiving a medal for his outstanding performance as a lecturer.

Mr John Semenowicz, of Peel Road, was presented with the City and Guilds Medal of Excellence Award for lecturers and trainers the first award of its kind.

John, a lecturer in welding and fabrication at Keighley College, was the only successful Yorkshire and Humberside lecturer/trainer to receive this award.

He said: Im over the moon. It makes me feel that I am achieving something and it is nice to be recognised for the work I do.

The award was presented to him by Mr Murray Butcher, a director of City and Guilds, and Mr Jack Watkins, the regional services manager.

John has been lecturing at Keighley College for 15 years and put his win down to being part of a good team.

Mr Derek Whitehead, head of faculty, said: Colleagues were very proud that John had won this prestigious award.

It is well deserved and a reflection of the dedication, high standard and ability of work that John instills in promoting both his students through their personal achievements and the welding and fabrication provision in general.

For more information about welding and fabrication courses, contact Mr Semenowicz on 01535 618615.