Year 11 Manufacturing and Engineering students were in for a special treat as they were privileged to have a guest appearance by Mark Hawes, from the College’s Maintenance staff and also a former plumber. Mr Hawes, who had once led a substantial plumbing business, generously took time out of his day to impart his invaluable wisdom and trade secrets to our senior Manufacturing and Engineering students.
Mr Hawes possesses a wealth of knowledge and experience, his journey from a skilled plumber to a successful business owner is an inspiring narrative, and one that the students could learn immeasurable lessons from. His anecdotes and practical demonstrations left an indelible mark on the students, igniting their passion for the fields of Manufacturing and Engineering.
Students were grateful for the opportunity to learn from a true expert in the field and Mr Hawes’ visit served as a reminder that mentorship and the passing down of expertise plays a crucial role in nurturing the talents of young individuals and ensuring the continuity of excellence in fields like Manufacturing and Engineering. Mr Hawes’ cameo was not just an informative session; it was a bridge between the past and the future, a symbol of the enduring legacy of craftsmanship, and a testament to the power of mentorship in shaping the engineers and manufacturers of tomorrow.