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January 2014 Press Releases (58)

You could be buying counterfeit projector lamps without knowing it

Just Lamps, the world’s largest specialist projector lamp distributor, has issued this dramatic warning to the further education sector - the audio visual market is rife with counterfeit projector lamps – and is taking steps to address the issue.

 

According to the distributor, after first alerting the industry two years ago that fake projector lamps were infiltrating western markets, the problem has escalated. They conducted a series of test purchases across the world where…

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Added by Karen O'Mahoney on January 31, 2014 at 10:51 — No Comments

Stars of the small screen awarded Outstanding by Ofsted

Stars of the small screen awarded Outstanding by Ofsted

 

Brooklands College Hospitality and Catering department has featured on television programmes several times. Last year their catering students stared in the BBC 2  series,  the Chef’s Protégé,  with former Student Celebrity Chef Theo Randall working with a group of students and then choosing his protégé to compete against protégés from other colleges. The Hairy Bikers have also been  frequent visitors to the department…

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Added by Michele Hollywood on January 30, 2014 at 14:48 — No Comments

Award Winning Financial Advisors call on sector to back Apprentices in a bid to save the industry

Kirkby-in-Ashfield based Financial Advisors Hampshire Hill Group know only to well the problems facing the industry over recent years with the skills gap becoming more and more apparent throughout the sector.  Managing Director Richard Hampshire explained why this is happening and what Hampshire Hill are doing to tackle this issue head on, he said “The Financial Services market is dying due to the people who are qualified to work within it becoming older and retiring with no young trainees…
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Added by Dawn Spendlove on January 30, 2014 at 14:30 — No Comments

‘Proving’ there’s more to baking

Whilst TV programmes have helped popularise baking, the science behind baking and the range of careers the industry offers is often overlooked.  This has led to a skills shortage in the industry and is why…

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Added by Wow! Marketing on January 29, 2014 at 15:54 — No Comments

The Great Wall of Sainsbury’s

Art and Design students studying on for BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma were recently given the opportunity to design a facia that could be placed on the side of Sainsbury’s in Walthamstow. This innovative ‘Great Wall of Sainsbury’s’ project brief, was given to them by art lecturer, Hugh Hamshaw Thomas. Students were required to come up with an original and eye-catching design to fill the sides of the building located at the bottom of the market and then transfer it to canvas.

‘The…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on January 29, 2014 at 14:19 — No Comments

The Great Wall of Sainsbury’s

Art and Design students studying on for BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma were recently given the opportunity to design a facia that could be placed on the side of Sainsbury’s in Walthamstow. This innovative ‘Great Wall of Sainsbury’s’ project brief, was given to them by art lecturer, Hugh Hamshaw Thomas. Students were required to come up with an original and eye-catching design to fill the sides of the building located at the bottom of the market and then transfer it to canvas.

‘The…

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Added by Waltham Forest College on January 29, 2014 at 14:18 — No Comments

Brentford FC and West Thames Team Up to Train Talented Footballers

West Thames College in Isleworth has teamed up with Brentford FC to deliver an exciting new training programme from September 2014. The Brentford FC Elite Development Programme will see students receive professional level football coaching from the club. As well as practical training on the pitch, they’ll also spend time at college learning the theory and gaining a qualification. The programme is open to male school leavers.

The promising footballers will play regular…

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Added by West Thames College on January 29, 2014 at 11:00 — No Comments

Student accomplishments recognised at Jack Petchey awards evening

The annual Jack Petchey awards evening was held at Harrow Arts Centre on Thursday 16th January 2014 for all schools and colleges in the Harrow area.

 

Students, Abdul Barekzai, Laura Murphy, Mo Rahman, Dario Celaschi, Chloe Coombe, Samantha Burden, Steven Charlton and Lucy Erdwin received their awards from Detective Chief Inspector Peter Stride, and Honorary Alderman Keith Toms. They were warmly applauded by family and friends who had…

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Added by Dharmini Mistry on January 28, 2014 at 10:14 — No Comments

Richmond upon Thames College dance show unites local community

Richmond upon Thames College hosted a spectacular dance event on Wednesday 22 January, showcasing the talented performers from dance schools across the local area as part of a sensational show.

'Ignite', a collaborative effort coordinated by College dance lecturer Alena Bennett, blended a mix of youth and experience and…

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Added by Richmond upon Thames College on January 27, 2014 at 14:00 — No Comments

Mersey Maritime's 'On the Road' forum hits Hugh Baird College

Mersey Maritime's business development forum 'On the Road' is heading to Sefton for the first time when it visits Hugh Baird College later this week.

Among the panel of speakers, at the event on January 28, is Julie Ehlen,…

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Added by Sam Pinnington on January 27, 2014 at 10:53 — No Comments

Business Breakfast exceeds all expectations

Business Breakfast exceeds all expectations

A business breakfast to re-launch the Peter Jones enterprise Academy (PJEA) at Warrington Collegiate with a focus on the exciting new course offer was not only inspirational  but generated a  huge amount of support for the academy and the current students.  The ingredients for success were two powerful speakers together with some very persuasive pitches from the current PJEA students.…

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Added by Jenni Wood on January 24, 2014 at 16:54 — No Comments

College says bonjour to Ford employees

Barking & Dagenham College has been helping employees of Ford’s…

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Added by Wow! Marketing on January 24, 2014 at 16:11 — No Comments

Different strokes for teen painter and decorator Abbey

Abbey Dell’s choice of career is somewhat different from most of her female…

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Added by Wow! Marketing on January 24, 2014 at 16:05 — No Comments

A degree to inspire tomorrow’s supply chain professionals

Supply chain and logistics is a fast paced, exciting career that is all about delivering everything we need in our modern lives, every day. Yet too often, high-calibre young people choose to study other subjects, unaware of the excellent career prospects that the industry offers.

 

What if young people could study for a specialist degree in logistics and supply chain management secure in the knowledge that, on successful graduation, they are guaranteed graduate employment with…

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Added by Novus Trust on January 24, 2014 at 13:33 — No Comments

Dixons Retail Director Shares his ‘Know-how’

Logistics staff and students were delighted this to welcome Tim Allinson, Logistics Director of Dixons Retail to the University of Huddersfield in December.  Dixons, which operates under brands ‘PCWorld’, ‘Currys’ and ‘KNOWHOW’ in the UK, are Europe’s largest specialist electrical retailing and services company.

 

Tim gave an excellent lecture on the contribution of logistics to the business strategy of his company, describing how the network has developed as e-retail…

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Added by Novus Trust on January 24, 2014 at 13:31 — No Comments

Scheme helps Tori swap hairbrushes for paintbrushes

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Added by Jane Williams on January 24, 2014 at 10:44 — No Comments

US ambassador to the UK visits Newcastle College

US ambassador to the UK, Matthew Barzun, visited Newcastle College recently to meet with staff and students.

Ambassador Barzun was visiting the North East as part of a ‘meet the people’ tour, with the particular intention of getting out of London and canvassing the opinions of young people on a…

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Added by Nichola Taylor on January 24, 2014 at 10:13 — No Comments

EMSI report reveals impact of Newcastle College

A recent socioeconomic impact analysis has revealed that Newcastle College is vital to the economy in the North East.

The study was undertaken by Economic Modelling Specialists International (EMSI) and looked at the economic impact that the College has on key stakeholder groups, including learners, society, taxpayers and the local community.

Key highlights

  • Altogether, the economic contribution of Newcastle College to the local business community in Newcastle…
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Added by Nichola Taylor on January 24, 2014 at 10:06 — No Comments

Paralympian teams up with local college to put disability sport on track

Triple gold medallist and paralympian Stephen Miller has teamed up with a local college to launch SMILE Through Sport – a business aimed at boosting opportunities for greater participation in disability sport for North East People.

 

Stephen, who is a sports’ ambassador for Gateshead College, and his wife and business partner Rachel attended Gateshead College Sports’ Ability Group to provide expert advice and training to encourage and inspire members to see the benefits of…

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Added by Cassie Moyse on January 23, 2014 at 15:46 — No Comments

Smashing the Glass Ceiling in Manufacturing and Engineering

British Glass launches ‘Women in Manufacturing’ initiative

The British Glass Manufacturers’ Confederation this week (21st January) launched its ‘Women in Manufacturing’ (WiM) initiative to build and sustain the pool of female talent in engineering and manufacturing.

Held at the House of Commons, the launch event was attended by around 130 high profile representatives from industry and Government, along with educators and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths)…

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Added by Charley Hurley on January 23, 2014 at 11:02 — No Comments

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