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February 2011 Press Releases (71)

Ambitious Welwyn Apprentice Targets Formula One

Tom Gold, 17, from Welwyn Garden City, has a clear-cut ambition: to work as a skilled technician in the exclusive, challenging, and rewarding world of Formula 1 Motor Racing.  He knows how tough the path is and how vital specialist qualifications will be, and is now laying the first foundations as a motor…


Added by Lisa Gregg on February 28, 2011 at 9:41 — No Comments

Free - Wheeling Biggleswade Apprentice Realises His Dream

Dan Webb, 17, from Biggleswade, has been fascinated by every aspect of cars most of his life. During school he took a Saturday job…


Added by Lisa Gregg on February 28, 2011 at 9:39 — No Comments

Coleg Gwent’s got talent!

With superb singing, smart outfits and slick presentation, a group of Coleg Gwent students could almost be mistaken for the cast of hit US TV series Glee.  The group of drama students recently formed a real-life show choir and have been hitting all the right notes in a national talent contest.


Coleg Gwent Performing Arts Lecturer Emma Hughes and her students are hoping to take their talent all the way to the O2 in London following successful auditions for a…


Added by Hannah Beal on February 28, 2011 at 9:20 — No Comments

AA Projects supports College’s mountaineering Challenge

Management and property consultancy, AA Projects, has donated £5,000 to West Cheshire College in support of the College’s latest fundraising initiative – the Ultimate 6 Peaks Challenge.

A team of 24 walkers and 5 drivers from the College are planning to tackle the six highest peaks in the British Isles - all within 72 hours.

The incredible feat, which involves climbing just under 20,000 feet, walking 50 miles, driving 1,000 miles and completing two sea crossings, will raise…


Added by Louise - West Cheshire College on February 27, 2011 at 22:00 — No Comments

Stepping up to step up

With a vested interest in the future of the UK, Alderwood Education will be contributing to the daunting task of evolving skills and employability to help repair and grow UK plc. The Work Programme, launched by the Government in 2010, is aimed at supporting the most vulnerable people and helping them break the cycle of benefit dependency and will be Alderwood Education’s key thrust of activity over the next year.…


Added by Alderwood Education on February 25, 2011 at 14:03 — No Comments

Colchester Institute revolutionise Student Services with INTUITION

Colchester Institute have become the latest further education organisation to implement INTUITION, the web-based Student Services management tool from ACTIVE.


With an OFSTED inspection on the horizon, Colchester Institute is keen to show the great progress that they have made in Student Services.  INTUITION is seen by the Institute as a key tool to help highlight improvements in the management of Student Services and a step in the right direction towards quantifying the value…


Added by Kate Smith on February 25, 2011 at 12:50 — No Comments

ZootAlore! Group Launches Skills Census



In these difficult times, it is more important than ever for both companies and individuals alike to build upon the foundation of skills they possess in order to compete in today's competitive business world.

The Skills Census is designed to measure the amount of training and development conducted by companies and individuals in Great Britain today and identify skills shortages.

Where we find a need for training, we will…


Added by Adrian Oldfield on February 24, 2011 at 13:26 — No Comments

Charity helps career changers jump on the ladder

A KENT charity is extending the help it gives to others by offering vital work experience to those looking to get into IT.


Re Computer Recycling, based in Rochester, already helps the environment and those without access to computers but is now also lending a hand to jobseekers.


The charity is working with IT training…


Added by Jess Lindsay on February 24, 2011 at 10:27 — No Comments

MP visits training company that’s helping to change lives

BEXHILL and Battle MP, Gregory Barker, visited New Career Skills on Friday, February 18 to find out how the company is equipping people with skills for the future.


The firm, headquartered in Battle, retrains people for careers as plumbers, electricians and in renewables and microgeneration. It has helped hundreds of people affected by the recession to find a new career and even go on to set up their own…


Added by Lisa Barry on February 24, 2011 at 10:24 — No Comments

Winners of National Career Awards highlight pioneering work in advice and guidance for adults

Media release - Institute of Career Guidance


Wednesday 21 February 2011


Winners of National Career Awards highlight pioneering work in advice and guidance with adults


An outstanding all-age information, advice and assessment centre provided free by a Chamber of Commerce was one of just four winners of the National Career Awards 2010. The awards were presented by Steve Higginbotham, President of…


Added by Anne Nicholls on February 23, 2011 at 16:56 — No Comments

Students get ready to rock!

Turn up the music and get ready to rock as Coleg Gwent students take to the stage for the British premiere of Disney’s CAMP ROCK: The Musical this March.


The 60-strong cast of first and second year musical theatre students will be stepping into the spotlight at the Dolman Theatre in Newport with high energy dance routines and irresistibly catchy songs from 9-11 March.


CAMP ROCK: The Musical is based on the hit Disney films which feature the…


Added by Hannah Beal on February 23, 2011 at 16:18 — No Comments

South Essex College welcomed to London 2012’s Get Set network

Students and tutors at South Essex College celebrated today when they were officially welcomed in to London 2012’s Get Set network, in recognition of their commitment to the Olympic and Paralympic Values.

National Diploma Sport and Exercise… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on February 23, 2011 at 11:49 — No Comments

That’s NEET! Unemployed teens raise their skills with forklift truck course

Teenagers who were previously out of work are now on the road to success thanks to a whole raft of new courses such as our new Logistics course.

Fresh Skills Logistics is an 18 week course run at the Thurrock Campus for NEETs (those Not in Education, Employment or Training) aged 16 -18.… Continue

Added by Dean Newman on February 23, 2011 at 11:44 — No Comments

Students and staff represent Welsh talent in China

It’s been said the world is a global village, but it’s not every day you get to fly around the world to learn and share with global neighbours.  Later this month a lucky group of Coleg Gwent students and staff will be doing just that when they visit Chongqing in China to exchange knowledge and skills with their Chinese counterparts.


As part of a skills exchange visit to develop Further Education links between Wales and Chongqing, Coleg Gwent will join the…


Added by Hannah Beal on February 21, 2011 at 16:32 — No Comments


Young people all over Hertfordshire are set to benefit from training and job opportunities thanks to an apprenticeship scheme launched yesterday by Balfour Beatty at Stevenage Skills Centre.

Balfour Beatty Apprenticeships (Hertfordshire) has been developed to maximise… Continue

Added by Lisa Gregg on February 21, 2011 at 16:21 — No Comments

Coleg Gwent lecturer makes a splash on cult TV challenge

What’s covered in mud, has Big Red Balls and a Crash Mountain?  It can only be TV’s craziest game show, Total Wipeout, which this season featured a very special contestant – Coleg Gwent’s very own lecturer Kelly Young.


Kelly, who teaches Business Studies at Pontypool Campus, featured in the latest series as she joined 160 contestants battling it out around the legendary obstacle course hosted by Richard Hammond and Amanda Byram. 




Added by Hannah Beal on February 21, 2011 at 15:48 — No Comments

Students ‘dig’ underground experience

Students from Coleg Gwent’s Pontypool Campus stepped out of the classroom and into a part of living history when they swapped keyboards for hard hats at Big Pit in Blaenavon recently.


13 executive IT and office skills students from The School of Business visited the coal mine, one of Britain’s leading museums, as part of their tutorial enrichment work to explore the relationship between Wales and the rest of the world.


Lecturer Susan Vaughan…


Added by Hannah Beal on February 21, 2011 at 15:09 — No Comments

Young entrepreneurs boost their business skills


The University of Brighton has joined forces with two colleges to help students develop their enterprise and employability skills.

A total of 60 students from…


Added by Victoria Lockwood on February 21, 2011 at 11:26 — No Comments

Access to Westminster


Adam Allnutt, an Access Diploma student at the Central Sussex College's Haywards Heath…


Added by Victoria Lockwood on February 21, 2011 at 11:00 — No Comments

Jamie’s Italian picks local talent

Two New College Nottingham (ncn) students have earned a place working in renowned celebrity chef Jamie Oliver’s new Nottingham restaurant. Danny Toye, 22, from Carlton and Scott Colman, 17 from Barnstone have been taken on…


Added by Nicola Grimshaw on February 21, 2011 at 9:40 — No Comments

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