Student electricians at Walsall College have refilled their toolboxes and store cupboards with some of the latest industry equipment courtesy of a generous donation from electrical wholesalers, Niglon Ltd.
The Solihull-based company provided the students with a range of protection and detection devices, including RCBOs, AFDDS, surge protection, electrical test metres, fuseboards and cable reelers to be used for their practical training and assessments.
As well as donating the items in person, operations director, Oliver Hinley and Cayce Wheeler from the marketing team provided the college’s Level 3 students with a company overview, details of their product ranges and information about careers in wholesale.
Commenting on Niglon’s support, Lecturer, Andrew Duffen said: “We are grateful to Niglon for helping us provide up-to-date materials and supplies to further enhance our workshop environment and the knowledge and skills gained by our progressing and future learners.
“The college makes every effort to provide career insights that take our students beyond the traditional roles aligned to their studies and so, we were also pleased that Oliver and Cayce took time out to share information about job opportunities in sales, logistics and business development. This gave the students they met a lot to consider as they now look to step into the industry as qualified professionals.”
Speaking about the visit, Niglon’s Director, Oliver Hinley commented, “We were thrilled to have the opportunity to engage with the students and faculty members at Walsall College. As a company, we are committed to supporting the growth and development of the electrical industry, and we recognise that education and training are vital components of that effort. We hope that by partnering with educational institutions like Walsall College, we can drive the development of new technologies and solutions that will help to improve the safety, efficiency, and sustainability of electrical systems.”
Oliver continued: “During our visit, we were impressed by the enthusiasm and interest shown by the students at Walsall College. It was exciting to see them engage with us. We look forward to continuing our collaboration with Walsall College and other educational institutions as we work to advance the electrical industry and support the next generation of electrical engineers.”