Bursary winner 2011
Holly was awarded the first WEST bursary in July 2011 in recognition of the fantastic progress she was making at Wakefield College as a motor vehicle student.
‘My interest in cars and vehicle design started when I looked around colleges with my older brother. There was a motorbike on a stand and I wanted to know how it worked and how they designed cars. So when it was my time to think about what to do after school I saw a course for motor vehicle mechanics and I went on to complete level one. I then completed level two and most recently level 3 in vehicle body repair. Each year the size of the class has been cut down by half or more and I have been able to prove myself to stay on to the next level.
In December 2012 I got the student of the year award for motor vehicle. I am going to be starting a night welding course this September so I can improve my skills because my plan is to buy cars and bikes to repair so I can sell them. ”