HARTLEPOOL students are working on a partnership to update and redevelop a training centre facility at Hartlepool Power Station.
Hartlepool College of Further Education has been working with EDF Energy to help design an inspirational and stimulating environment in which to learn.
Foundation degree students are putting their energy to good use after they were given a brief by EDF in which they had to utilise a range of creative disciplines, including 3D design, illustration artwork, and corporate branding.
Danny Tyrell, training manager at EDF, said: “This whole process has been enli training facility ghtening for us as well as the students.
The work they have exhibited is of an amazingly high standard and they have created some wonderful suggestions. We’re looking to exhibit them all in our so the staff and visitors can view them.”
The live brief provides invaluable experience for the students involved, giving them a chance to develop and expand their professional skills.
The project also allows the students to exhibit their work and present their ideas to a real client.
John Waddington, head of art and design at the college, said: “The standard of work that our students have produced is at industry level.
“They should all be very proud that they not only exhibited, but had to engage with the guests in explaining the thought process behind their ideas; a very daunting experience for commercial artists at the best of times.”
Student Katie Ridley, 20, from Peterlee, won the competition after presenting a series of energetic and expressive fine art illustrations to be displayed on the walls of the facility.
Second place was awarded to Dale Tucker, 20, from Raby Road, in Hartlepool, who submitted a graphic design response to the brief, demonstrating how the centre could be commercially branded with a consistent look and feel.
All of the original artwork has been provided to EDF which will be used through to the centre.