GMIT Engineering student Simon O’Grady from Rinneen, Gort received a prestigious industry award for his academic achievement this week from the Chartered Association of Building Engineers.
After previously being delayed due to COVID-19, on Tuesday the Southern Ireland Region of CABE came to Galway to present Simon with his award for best first year student in CABE-accredited programmes in the built environment.
Simon, who is now in his second year of the GMIT Construction Management (Honours) degree programme, received the award for obtaining the highest overall grades across the seven CABE-accredited programmes.
David Courtney, Chair of CABE Southern Ireland Region, said he was delighted to present the CABE award to Simon as just reward for his very hard work and endeavour, giving him the CABE certificate, and a €250 bursary to sweeten the pot on behalf of the organisation.
Mary Rogers, Head of the GMIT Department of Building and Civil Engineering, congratulated Simon on his great achievement and wished him well with his future studies.
Mary also thanked CABE for their generous sponsorship of the award and for their ongoing support of their programmes and the Department of Building and Civil Engineering.
CABE were also represented at the outdoor event by Gordan Henderson, longstanding committee member in the region.
GMIT currently holds CABE accreditations for seven programmes in the Department of Building and Civil Engineering in the areas of Construction Management; Civil Engineering; Quantity Surveying and Building Economics, and Architectural Technology.