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The Mackwell LIA Certificate Course Outstanding Student of 2018 is…

10 June 2020   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Jo Jackson
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Pictured: Peter Adams, Maclwell’s Support Services Manager, Outstanding Student Antonio Formisano and LIA CEO Steve Davies

The Lighting Industry Academy’s LIA Certificate is recognised throughout the industry as the main lighting course to enhance your lighting knowledge. Designed as a stepping stone in your career that can lead to various different opportunities within the lighting industry.

The course requires students to complete three test papers and comprehensive lighting project that demands creative thinking and utilised all the lighting knowledge delivered during the course. The assigned project brief was to provide an upgrade for an existing woodworking company.

The top four students were selected and invited for an interview at the Lighting Industry Academy, where they were asked to discuss their project and other course content. The 2018 finalists were:

  •  Jasmine Benson from Park Electrical
  •  Antonio Formisano from Ansell Lighting
  •  Matthew Hill from Wirefield Ltd.
  •  Sian Parsons from John Cullen Lighting

The finalists all came from different backgrounds and as such each had a different learning path. They presented their work on the 25th April, to the judging panel consisting of LIA Certificate Tutors Paul Stearman, Bob Bohannon and Peter Adams representing Awards Sponsor, Mackwell.

Embodying the philosophy of the Academy, the LIA Certificate naturally aligns itself with Sponsor, Mackwell, respected not only as one of the leading providers of technology solutions for the global lighting industry. Mackwell also practice the core principles of the importance of knowledge and training.

The finalists were invited to the LIA's Annual Lunch on 2nd May to hear the Mackwell Outstanding Student of the Year announced by Peter Adams, Mackwell’s Support Services Manager.

The accolades went to Antonio Formisano from Ansell Lighting, who was presented with the crystal LIA Certificate Award Bowl, along with a certificate and cheque for £500.

Antonio’s passion for the light dates back to his childhood when he always needed a light on because the night is dark and full of terror. He graduated magna-cum-laude in Building Engineer in Naples (Italy) where he focused his studies on the effect of natural light in both modern and archaeological buildings. In 2018 he joined Ansell Lighting as a lighting designer. The judges commented that Antonio produced an exceptional project and gave a very thorough presentation.

Special Commendations also went to Jasmine Benson and Sian Parsons. They also received a crystal bowl, certificate and cheque for £250.

The LIA and Lighting Industry Academy would like to thank the judging panel for their time and enthusiasm and of course Mackwell, not just for their continued support of these awards but also for their commitment to the Lighting Industry Academy as Academy Ambassadors.

More on the Academy here