New dad in Maddiston scoops to work apprentice awards

A new dad from Maddiston has another reason to celebrate after being named ‘apprentice of the year.’

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 4:30 pm
Barry Chisholm, John Brown, Conor Reid and Derek Innes

Conor Reid won the award for roofing in west central Scotland.

He works with Strathhaven based building contractors, Procast, and is in his third year of studies at South Lanarkshire College in East Kilbride.

Conor, 23, who became a dad for the first time just a few weeks ago, was presented with a special medal, certificate and a cheque at the company headquarters.

The Lady McDonald Medal for success in the Marley Trophy was handed over by John Brown, Deacon of the Incorporation of Masons of Glasgow.

Conor, who is in a class of 11 students , was selected for the prize by college lecturers across the area which covers Glasgow, West Dunbartonshire, parts of the council areas of Argyll and Bute, East Dunbartonshire, North Lanarkshire, South Lanarkshire, East Renfrewshire and Stirling.

He said: “The course has been great. Initially, it was hard but I have learned so much as it has become more detailed.”

Mr Brown paid tribute, adding: “The skill you have shown and the knowledge you have gained are such that it would have been inappropriate to have sent the award through the post, so that is why I am here today – to recognise your achievements in person.”

Conor, 23 received his award in the presence of Derek Innes, Procast managing director, and Barry Chisholm, project manager.

Conor, who will now spend a fourth year on-site prior to attaining his Advanced Craft SVQ Level 3 qualification.

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