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Newark College student named Plumber of the Year by Rotary Club of Newark

A Newark College student has been named Plumber of the Year by a Rotary club.

As one of the last tasks of his year Jim Wishart, president of the Rotary Club of Newark, presented the Plumber of the Year 2024 certificate and £100 cheque to Alex Wroe.

It is a new award from the club, as with changes in education and training across many industries and the investment made by Newark College in the plumbing sector, it decided to acknowledge the development of improved facilities.

Club president Jim Wishart hands the Plumber of the Year award to top student Alex Wroe.
Club president Jim Wishart hands the Plumber of the Year award to top student Alex Wroe.

It plans to make this an annual award for a student with outstanding performance through their two year course.

The plumbing industry continues to change rapidly and household heating systems are changing with ground and air-source heat, and tougher insulation requirements.

New plumbers must be up-to-date on the new approaches, techniques, and regulations.

“Hopefully, the Plumber of the Year Award will draw attention to the training available at Newark College, drawing business to the college and town,” said Jim Wishart.

The Rotary Club of Newark have been active in the town for almost one hundred years, supporting appeals both large and small as well as encouraging contacts and friendships of members.

The last year has seen over £6,000 raised, divided between CASY and Parkinson’s UK. In addition, an aid donation was made to relieve suffering in Gaza.

Linking plumbing and aid, the Rotary Club of Newark also plan to have a stall at Armed Forces Day on Sunday, June 30, to demonstrate Aquabox, the Rotary developed filtration system that turns contaminated water into safe and clear potable water.

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