A student progressing from a Construction T Level onto a Degree Level Apprenticeship with Balfour Beatty VINCI (BBV) has been named Walsall College’s Student of the Year. Jack Jarvis was commended for his two-year journey that has seen him grow in confidence and define his career ambitions. This is in addition to him being one of the first in the country to complete the flagship T Level qualification launched in 2020.
“I was surprised and very happy to have been chosen for this award,” said 18-year-old Jack from Walsall. “My experiences of T Levels and college life have been based around giving things a go and seeing what happens. This is the advice I would give to anyone thinking about doing something different or going somewhere new. Situations like this can benefit you in lots of ways, like they have for me.
“I’m grateful to the college for the opportunities and support I have received.”
Jack received his award during a prestigious ceremony that saw 16 students across the college’s V6 (vocational sixth) and STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and maths) faculties recognised for their academic, professional and personal achievements.
“Congratulations must go to all our V6 and STEAM student award winners,” said Principal and Chief Executive, Jatinder Sharma OBE DL. “All Walsall College students are encouraged to go beyond their qualifications, developing attributes in and outside the classroom that make them skilled, professional and enterprising. Our winners have all developed these qualities in their own unique way, often while overcoming personal challenges and barriers to learning.
“They are excellent role models, more than capable of inspiring their classmates as well as future students here.”