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WEST MIDLANDS MAYORAL MANIFESTO LAUNCHED AT SANDWELL COLLEGE

Siôn Simon, the Labour candidate for West Midlands Mayor, launched his manifesto committing to 8,000 new apprenticeships for young people in the West Midlands, here at Sandwell College. ITV cameras filmed the launch in the automotive and engineering departments of Central Campus.  

SANDWELL COLLEGE IS NEW HOME FOR UNIVERSITY BUSINESS HUB

The Sandwell Business Solutions Centre has been officially opened at Sandwell College. The University of Wolverhampton, in partnership with the college and Sandwell Council, has extended its support for local businesses across the region by opening a new base for its Business Solutions Centre (BSC) in Sandwell. Based on the national award winning BSC Centres … Continued

STUDENTS GIVEN ADVICE TO ADVANCE THEIR NHS CAREERS

Health students benefited from essential advice on how to further their careers at a dedicated employer fayre. Many different organisations attended with employees sharing their personal experiences of what they did to get on. Students gained a wealth of tips on volunteering, progressing to university and becoming a health and social care professional.

HOVERCRAFT PROJECT OFF THE GROUND

Sandwell College engineering students are getting an inspirational project off the ground by building a real hovercraft. Learners are gaining expert insight from Anne Scrimshaw, the college’s Fab Lab manager, who started out as an automotive engineer and spent 20 years racing and building hovercraft. Anne said: “This exciting project gives students the opportunity to … Continued

SCISSOR HAPPY AFTER TWO SILVERS

Well done Leighanne Clayton and model for finishing runner-up in the National Hairdressers’ Federation competition at Blackpool’s Winter Gardens! And to hair & media make-up student Katarzyna Kosiba (and model!) for finishing runner-up in the It’s A Drag/Burlesque competition!

NEWBORN LAMBS CARED FOR BY STUDENTS AT FARM

Animal Care students from Sandwell College have a spring in their step looking after newborn lambs. The students work at Forge Mill Farm as part of their course, which includes a practical unit on caring for farm livestock. The learners help the farm workers to care for the lambs, feeding and cleaning them, and learning … Continued

APPRENTICESHIP STARS SHINE AT CEREMONY

Rising and inspiring stars of the future got the chance to shine at Sandwell College’s apprenticeship awards ceremony. The worthy winners were all nominated by their employers to mark the celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2017. Overall star Abdul Mannan is an apprentice service support assistant for Sandwell Council’s Children’s Services department. Second star went … Continued

DISASTER MANAGEMENT MASTERCLASS FROM COVENTRY UNIVERSITY

Sandwell College students got a masterclass from Coventry University on Disaster Management and Emergency Planning. Around 50 Health & Social Care and Public Services students completed interactive activities led by the University Lead for Disaster Management Degrees and a current undergraduate. The activities related to potential international disasters and what infrastructure would be in place to cope, as well as looking … Continued

SCARBOROUGH IS EMOTIONAL EXPERIENCE FOR GEOGRAPHERS!

Geography students from Central Sixth have been getting real-life experience of their studies in Scarborough. Comparing a variety of images with data they gathered, they even used ipads and GPS receivers to log their emotional response to different areas! The learners were also looking at coastal erosion management in Withernsea and Hornsea, while the A2 students used a real … Continued

RECORD UNIVERSITY OFFERS FOR ENGINEERING STUDENTS

More than 40 Engineering students have been offered places on prestigious university courses to further their careers in the industry. The offers range from Aston to Edinburgh, Lancaster and University College London, to Nottingham and Newcastle. Head of Section Mark Banks said: “These fantastic offers just prove the quality and calibre of Level 3 students we have … Continued