College honours world champion student

World champion Ashley Terron returned to his former college to open the Ashley Terron Brickwork area, Gateway to Excellence at Warrington Collegiate in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the college and apprenticeships.

In a fitting tribute to Ashley, who is a strong advocate of the value of vocational qualifications and apprenticeships, the event took place at a packed open evening.

Ashley was presented with a silver trowel by principal, Paul Hafren, who described Ashley as an exceptional young man and an exceptional role model, saying, “Ashley’s story encourages and inspires young people to step outside their comfort zone and continuously strive for excellence in everything they do. Ashley is incredibly energetic in supporting students at Warrington Collegiate through master classes, and mentoring as well as attending open evening to talk to prospective students about the vocational route to university and career success.”

Ashley replied, “I’m proud and delighted to have a building named after me. I wouldn’t be where I am today without my 3 years training at Warrington Collegiate so I’m delighted to be able to share my success with the college.”

Together with competition success and recognition by the Worshipful Company of Tylers and Bricklayers as a master craftsman, Ashley’s career has seen a meteoric rise.

He was recently invited by Steve Morgan, chairman of Redrow Homes, to join the firm as assistant site manager and act as an ambassador for Redrow’s training schemes.

Redrow is also sponsoring Ashley to convert his HNC in Construction and Property Management to a degree at theUniversityofSalford.

Following his Gold medal win at WorldSkills International, 2013 Ashley has had a national and international voice, inspiring not only young people inGreat BritainandChina, but also the business leaders and politicians who have met him including David Cameron and Nick Clegg. TV appearances include the BBC and ITV Wales.

Ashley has also been nominated by Warrington Collegiate for the National Apprenticeship Champion of the Year Award. The winner not only has to demonstrate outstanding achievement but also has to demonstrate how they are proactive in celebrating and promoting apprenticeships. Ashley is a strong candidate and Warrington Collegiate has high hopes of success.

Students can find out more about the extensive range of Vocational Courses and Apprenticeships including Construction and the Built Environment at Warrington Collegiate by visiting our Open Evening and Skills Show on Thursday 12th June, 5-8pm.

Students can also request information and a prospectus by calling Learner Services 01925 494494 or emailing

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