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CAREER COLLEGES TRUST CELEBRATES ITS THIRD YEAR

The Career Colleges Trust held its third Annual Conference yesterday, celebrating the growth and success of its network. 20 Career Colleges will be open around the country by the end of this year, specialising in six growth industries: digital, engineering, hospitality, healthcare, construction and professional services. The theme of this year’s conference was Building Skills … Continue reading CAREER COLLEGES TRUST CELEBRATES ITS THIRD YEAR

Student-Led Restaurant BR6 scoops national accolade

London South East Colleges’ student-led BR6 restaurant is the first college restaurant in London to be awarded a Highly Commended AA Rosette and a People 1st Gold Accreditation. The AA College Rosette Scheme recognises college restaurants for the quality of food they produce and the level of service delivered. Qualified AA hotel and restaurant inspectors … Continue reading Student-Led Restaurant BR6 scoops national accolade

School pupils invited to chart a maritime career in South Shields

Career College North East (CCNE) is expanding its provision into new waters to offer 14 to 19-year-olds expert instruction in maritime studies. Launching in September 2017, it will allow schoolchildren to access a route into the Merchant Navy through CCNE’s partnership with South Shields Marine School, one of the world’s leading training centres. Those who … Continue reading School pupils invited to chart a maritime career in South Shields

Influential Scottish chef Mark Greenaway returns to Hugh Baird College’s L20 Hotel School

Influential Scottish chef Mark Greenaway returned to Hugh Baird College’s L20 Hotel School, one year on from his debut visit, to work alongside students at their final guest chef evening of the academic year. Mark is a true advocate of providing young people with the support they need to get the best start in the … Continue reading Influential Scottish chef Mark Greenaway returns to Hugh Baird College’s L20 Hotel School

Career College students showcase digital talent to help children affected by homelessness

An eight-week ‘live’ project, challenging digital Career College students to create apps for a homelessness charity has reached an exciting climax. The project saw 16 -18 year old students from Harrow, Barking & Dagenham and BMET Career Colleges presenting their ideas to a panel of judges at Amazon Web Services’ (AWS) offices in London, having … Continue reading Career College students showcase digital talent to help children affected by homelessness

Pioneering digital project gives students a taste of industry and charity

Career College students working with cloud provider, Amazon Web Services (AWS) to create digital apps for children affected by homelessness. Students from three Career Colleges are being given the opportunity to work on a live digital project – giving them hands on industry experience, while supporting a homelessness charity. The pioneering project is being run … Continue reading Pioneering digital project gives students a taste of industry and charity

Building Our Industrial Strategy- FE can lead the way

The Government launched its Green Paper this month – Building Our Industrial Strategy – which focuses on how the UK can and must drive growth to ensure that individuals and businesses can thrive in our changing economy. 10 ‘Pillars’ are identified within the Paper, which include ‘Developing Skills’. Many of the proposals resonate with the … Continue reading Building Our Industrial Strategy- FE can lead the way