Redcar native Harrison McGrath has been inspired to join the fire service after a work experience placement during his time at school.
His determination to succeed means that Harrison has achieved three distinction stars in his Public Services Level 3 BTEC National, setting him on the first step of the ladder for his chosen career.
Harrison said: “I really appreciated the fact that Middlesbrough College combines practical, hands-on lessons with individual coaching. Throughout my time at the College, my tutors have provided plenty of support and guidance.
“If ever I needed a steer, for example, they were always quick to come back to me with resources and guidance.”
Sharing his advice to students thinking of enrolling at Middlesbrough College, Harrison added: “The College gives you the insight and options you need to decide on the right career path for you.”