Island learner wins prestigious engineering 2020 BTEC award

The exceptional achievements of Caitlin Marsh Brown from Isle of Wight College CECAMM were celebrated last week as she was awarded the prestigious BTEC Award for Engineering Learner of the Year 2020.

Caitlin was applauded for her determination to overcome adversity to achieve success and recognised as an asset to the engineering sector.

Her hard work and dedication was celebrated at the tenth anniversary of Pearson’s annual BTEC Awards hosted online on 25 June 2020 at 2pm.

Commenting on Caitlin’s achievement, Bob Seely, MP for Isle of Wight, said: “I would like to offer my congratulations to Caitlin for this remarkable achievement. We have some incredibly talented young people on our Island to be proud of and Caitlin is certainly one of them. I’m sure that with her astonishing determination and commitment, Caitlin will go on to achieve great things.”

The 2020 BTEC Awards comprised of 17 categories and was hosted by presenter of the United Stand, YouTube influencer and BTEC Ambassador, Flex, with awards presented by Double Olympic Gold medallist Max Whitlock as well as actress and former BTEC Drama student at The BRIT School, Kellie Shirley. The expert panel of judges made up of Pearson’s senior leadership team, journalists and external experts, carefully considered the nominees before deciding on the winners.

Cindy Rampersaud, Senior Vice President BTEC and Apprenticeship, said: “This year I’ve been over-whelmed by the quality of BTEC Award nominations we received and I am delighted to celebrate this year’s winners and the achievements of all learners who will be awarded a BTEC this year. Over the past few weeks and months, we’ve seen how the current pandemic has highlighted the critical role of key workers and individuals who are likely to have followed a vocational educational pathway such as BTEC. “