IRTE Scottish Young Engineer of the Year

28th Jun 2018

Four talented young students took part in the Scottish Young Engineer of the Year contest at Ayrshire College in June.

Ryan Shah from New College Lanarkshire won the competition, with Rebecca Porter and John Gordon from Fife College second and third, respectively. Paul Moxey from Ayrshire College came fourth.

The annual IRTE competition tests the student technicians in eight different practical and investigative tasks, each on separate vehicles. The tasks were: braking systems, cooling systems, engine technology, fuel systems, transmission systems, steering systems, vehicle inspection, and electrical diagnostics.

New College Lanarkshire’s Ryan said: “It was a great day with a lot of variety in the tasks. I was the runner-up in this competition last year so it’s great to come back and win it. Having another year’s experience behind me to expand my knowledge and develop my skills has obviously helped.”

Runner-up, Rebecca, from Fife College said: “I found it quite challenging. I’m shocked to have finished second. To be honest I felt I did well in the fuel and braking systems tasks.”

Paul Moxey, IMI Level 3 Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair student at Ayrshire College, said: “I’ve learnt quite a bit. For me, it was the cooling systems job that I found went the best.”

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