27th Jun, 2022

Coventry apprentice overcame dyslexia and speech impediment to win prestigious national award

Coventry Editorial 27th Mar, 2022

A COVENTRY apprentice who has a speech impediment and was diagnosed with dyslexia when he was 12 has overcome the odds to win a national award, writes Billy Powis.

Joshua Tee, currently training at the city’s MTC Apprenticeships, took home the Large Employer Apprentice of the Year at the prestigious Enginuity Skill Awards hosted in London.

The accolades aim to reward the best talent across the engineering and manufacturing industries in the UK.

Joshua’s journey has not been an easy one and now – after being predicted to fail his GCSEs – he feels proud of his achievements and how far he has come.

“I’m so happy to have won this award.

“It really means a lot after all the things I’ve faced and all the things I’ve been through, and I never thought I would get as far as I have today.”

Enginuity is a not-for-profit organisation which heavily supports the Engineering sector in the UK.

The company’s chief executive officer Ann Watson said: “Enginuity’s charitable mission is to help give engineers the opportunity to change their world and ours, and these awards are the perfect opportunity to recognise their efforts.

“It was wonderful to see so many brilliant apprentices, learners and companies being rewarded and celebrated.”

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