College gets royal approval
It has been a very busy time for the Prince’s Trust team programme based at Dumfries and Galloway College.
And you can find out all about the success stories at the college’s open evening on Thursday, August 11, and be inspired to sign up for studies this year.
The college delivery team was invited to join in the Prince’s Trust 40th anniversary celebrations at a garden party held at Buckingham Palace in May.
June Holland, head of faculty at the college, and colleagues Alison Cother, Laura Morgan and Lyndsay Chisholm enjoyed a fabulous day.
It was topped off with an unexpected chat and handshake between June and Prince Charles.
The staff team was also informed that the college was nominated for and won The Prince’s Trust Scottish Delivery Partner Award for its contribution to the community.
June Holland said: “Seeing the great success of all of our young people when they complete the Prince’s Trust programme is in itself a great reward.”
There was more good news as Kieran Patterson was recognised for all his hard work after he competed in the Scottish Timber Trade Teachers competition last year and took first prize (the first time the college has ever won this).
He then went on to claim a bronze prize for joinery at the National Skills Build finals in Birmingham.
And Kieran was selected for the World Skills UK Olympic team and is working on a series of concentrated training events.
The college is always looking for opportunities to enhance the learner experience to ensure they are provided with the maximum resources to support skills, knowledge and enterprise.
And it is delighted to have signed a pilot agreement with MAKLab in Dumfries, allowing the Creative Industries learners and staff access to their excellent facilities and resources.
MAKLab in Dumfries works in partnership with UPLAND to offer young people, craft practitioners and makers, members of the public and local businesses access to some of the latest digital making equipment and materials.
You can find out more information on the MAKlab partnership and Creative Industries courses at the college’s open evening on Thursday, August 11, from 4pm to 7pm.
The collaboration has enabled the British Computer Society (BCS) qualifications classes to be held at the North West Resource Centre in Lincluden, Dumfries.
The college partnership in BCS Digital Skills Certification offers four courses – First Steps; Next Steps; Introduction to Digital Skills; BCS Digital Skills.
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