Step In and Sep Up students pictured with their lecturing staff, David Torrance MSP and Glenrothes Councillor Mick Green.

Students studying at Fife College celebrated their achievements at a special event held at the College’s Levenmouth Campus recently.

The 33 students, along with their lecturers, friends and family, were warmly welcomed to the celebration event by lecturer Lorraine Wilkinson.

Students recognised included those who completed Step In and Step Up courses at the College’s Levenmouth and Glenrothes Campuses.

David Torrance MSP for the Kirkcaldy constituency, which also covers the Levenmouth area, was guest speaker at the event and gave the students an inspirational talk on his experiences and journey to becoming an MSP. Said David:

“If a few years ago you had told me that I would be standing here today, talking to you all as guest speaker and MSP I never would have believed it. After leaving school and working for a few years I decided I wanted to work in engineering. To achieve this, I needed to improve my qualifications and so went to Fife College when I was 22. Going back to learning was hard to do but once I settled in I really enjoyed it - gaining those qualifications helped me achieve my goals and led me on to a variety of positive pathways. 

“I am delighted that you are all now on that positive pathway - I firmly believe that education is the key to success and wish you all the very best for the future.”

David was delighted to present the students with their certificates and congratulated them on their success.

During the presentation students from the Step In course presented Barry Cunningham from Greener Kirkcaldy with a cheque for £296. The students raised the funds, as part of their course, for the local charity which will go towards their ‘Help for Fuel Campaign’ which is helping people in Fife keep warmer this winter.

Jane Barclay, Curriculum Manager, thanked everyone for attending and said:

“I am very proud of our students’ achievements. This group have all taken their first step in to further education and have shown they have got what it takes to achieve whatever they want in the future.

“I would like to thank David Torrance MSP for attending, presenting the certificates and especially for his inspirational words.

“I would also like to thank all of the partner agencies who have supported the students studying these programmes and our lecturer colleagues for their hard work in making these programmes such a success.”

For further details about Step Up course starting in February visit our web page or call the Fife College hotline on 0334 248 0121.