IT Technician Collette White, of Luton, took Bronze in an annual World Skills event.
The IT Support Technician said: “It’s been great to get some real work experience under my belt here at Bedford College as part of the extra curricula opportunities offered by the team here.”
Head of Bedford College Computing Paula Hobday said: “We have a great track record of our computing students getting through to the final competitive stages of the World Skills events and have high hopes for 2017.”
Colette was one of three talented young people who represented The Bedford College Group in the World Skills Show event in the NEC Birmingham in November.
Uways Eid, of Luton, had been ranked 2nd in the regional competitions for the Network Infrastructure Technicians. He is now studying at university.
The third student at Birmingham was plumber Jonathan Archer, aged 24, of St Neots. Jonathan works for Wintle Heating in Northampton and having qualified at the Bedford College Plumbing Technology Centre in Kempston, is now undertaking a Foundation Degree in Building Services and Sustainability – with a view to moving up the management ladder.
Jonathan is a third generation plumber who recognises the advantages that Higher Education via Bedford College can offer. “I enjoy my work but may not want to be working hands-on when I am older.”
Bedford College has appeared regularly at the World Skills event, being a past sponsor and having students taking part in computing and construction categories.