Welding students at Riverside College are delighted after being supplied with over £600 worth of industry equipment to aid them on their course by Lincoln Electric, the world leader in the design, development and manufacture of arc welding products.
Riverside College have recently created a flourishing partnership with Lincoln Electric which has resulted in the donation of equipment which will greatly benefit the students. This has included eight Lincoln light reactive welding masks and two Lincoln ARC welders. The equipment will be used by the students in their college lessons and will also be given to students as prizes for exceptional work.
One prize has already been awarded to welding student Liam Ogden, who earned himself a brand-new Lincoln welding mask after producing a very high standard of work whilst he was working from home during the lockdown period. The students are now all working very hard in their college projects to win the next prize which will be awarded to them by their tutor, Craig Scott.
Craig said, “I would like to say a very special heartfelt thank you to the three guys at Lincoln UK who have helped to create a fantastic working partnership with us at Riverside College; Chris Froggatt, Louis Sanders and Steve Purnell.
“They wasted no time in sending fantastic welding equipment to issue as awards to those that deserve it and have asked nothing in return. This quite simply would not have been possible without them. Thanks to the kind prizes offered, there is a real ‘buzz’ amongst the students this year and a friendly rivalry has ensued as to who may get the next award.”
Steve Purnell from Lincoln Electric UK said, “Lincoln Electric are delighted to be working in partnership with Riverside College to drive up the standards of welding training, using a blended learning approach. Riverside College have invested in cutting edge virtual training systems and industry leading welding equipment to ensure students experience is relevant to a typical industrial environment.”