Awards for outstanding summer projects
A number of students on the Island have received awards for their project work in this year's STEP Final Awards.
STEP is a unique programme which places undergraduates into local organisations to work on specific projects for eight weeks during their summer break. It's been run on the Island by DED for the last eleven years.
Twenty-nine local companies took part in STEP 2016, hosting students throughout the summer.
The award for Most Enterprising Student went to Niamh Matthews who worked with the Department of Food and Agriculture (DEFA) on a project that looked at the branding and marketing of Isle of Man produce.
Runner-up for the Most Enterprising Student was Leo Morris who worked with DLP Ltd in developing a remote control for a shower to help the assisted living sector.
The Best Presentation award was presented to Joe Callaghan for his work on developing an app for the forestry division of DEFA. Runner-up for the Best Presentation award was Joe Burrows for his work at the Welcome Centre.
The judges also awarded a commendation to Todd Pilling for his work at Manx Utilities and Leanne Cubbon for her work at COLAS.
The programme was again supported by Standard Bank, Isle of Man who also provided placements to two students to undertake specific projects at the bank.
CEO Chris Till said strengthening links between young people and business will attract the next generation of leaders and secure the future of this business on the Isle of Man.