RISING STARS SHINE AT APPRENTICESHIP AWARDS CEREMONY

Rising stars got the chance to shine at Sandwell College’s apprenticeship awards ceremony. Sandwell College and Sandwell Council joined together to celebrate the most talented and promising apprentices, and their contribution to local businesses and organisations, to mark the celebration of National Apprenticeship Week 2020. Joint winner of The Apprentice James White once again hosted … Continued

MAYOR ANDY STREET OFFICIALLY OPENS CONSTRUCTION GATEWAY

Electoral Mayor of the West Midlands Andy Street was at Sandwell College to officially open its Construction Gateway workshop. The Mayor was visiting Sandwell College to see how students and staff are helping to achieve the West Midlands Combined Authority’s ambition to grow a world-class construction industry. Construction students had the chance to meet the Mayor … Continued

CAREER ROADSHOW CALLS AT SANDWELL COLLEGE

Professional musicians who have toured the world with legendary acts Robert Plant and Steve Winwood showcased industry careers to Music students with their Resonance Roadshow. The roadshow is promoting the brand-new state-of-the-art Resonance music institute to prospective students. Organisers of the roadshow are using the tour to highlight the myriad of careers available in the … Continued

MUSIC & THEATRE STUDENTS HELP HALESTORM GET READY TO ROCK

A group of eight students from Sandwell College got the chance to go behind the scenes of a stadium rock gig, as part of the college’s partnership with the National Skills Academy (NSA). The Technical Theatre and Music Technology students shadowed Motorpoint Arena engineers as they set up lighting, sound and equipment ahead of American … Continued

FIRST PROFESSIONAL HAIR & BEAUTY COMPETITION IS A WINNER

Congratulations to our first ever professional hair and beauty competition winners! Thank you to our external judges from the National Hairdressers Federation and Matrix Hair who selected our winners, and to Head Judge Mark Corey who kindly supported Hairdressing lecturer Dawn Humphries with the event set up. Dawn, who has organised students’ involvement in all … Continued

STUDENTS’ CHANCE TO WORK WITH WELSH NATIONAL OPERA & BBC MUSIC

Creative students from Sandwell College will now have the chance to work with esteemed industry experts including BBC Music Introducing and the Welsh National Opera, thanks to a new partnership between the college and the National Skills Academy – a network lead by Creative & Cultural Skills. The vocational college is now the Midlands’ first … Continued

CINDERELLA HAS A BALL AT SANDWELL COLLEGE PANTOMIME!

Performing Arts students wowed audiences with their panto production of Cinderella. The learners selected the well-loved magical tale where only magic could save the day when Cinderella’s step sisters stopped her from going to the prince’s ball. Students were in the spotlight for three days, with the student technical theatre crew managing the whole production … Continued

APPRENTICE IN LINE FOR CHAMBER OF COMMERCE AWARD

An apprentice from Sandwell College will soon find out if she has been named as Apprentice of the Year at the Black Country Chamber of Commerce Awards. Aleksandra Zurowska has been nominated for the prestigious prize following her placement as a business administration apprentice at the college, where she consistently went above and beyond duties … Continued

HANDMADE POPPIES FOR REMEMBRANCE SERVICE

Over 600 paper poppies were hand-made by Sandwell College Foundation Learning and Art departments. Students then created a remarkable display of them in tribute to those who lost their lives for the College’s remembrance service on Armistice Day. #lestweforget

AVIATION TECHNOLOGY INSIGHT FOR STUDENTS AT RAF COSFORD

Automotive students got to see technological advances in vehicle design at the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford. The Level 1 Motor Vehicle students viewed a number of historic and more recent aeroplanes and their engines, and gained an insight into aviation technology. They also saw tanks and associated artillery, as well as a number of … Continued