CONSTRUCTION BUSINESS BREAKFAST

It was an early start for the Sandwell College team as they welcomed employers and shared the benefits of the West Midlands Combined Authority Construction Gateway pilot. The Gateway gives construction employers access to the West Midlands site-ready talent pool, and the College is working in collaboration with other network organisations to design programmes that … Continued

OPEN DAY SUCCESS!

Hundreds of future students got career inspiration – from Animal Care to Travel & Aviation – at Sandwell College’s latest activity-packed open days! A Formula 1 Ferrari simulator was on show for potential automotive students to drive, with smart robot cars for hands-on engineering experience of Arduino programming, electronics assembling and robotics. The construction team helped … Continued

PERFORMING ARTS SHINE AT CHRISTMAS LIGHTS SWITCH ON!

Our Performing Arts students did an amazing job performing on the Free radio stage for the West Bromwich Christmas Lights switch on!

FOOTBALL FESTIVAL VOLUNTEERS PRAISED BY ALBION

Foundation Learning Sport made an excellent impression when they volunteered with The Albion Foundation at a football festival. A group of nine learners supported Albion staff from the disability section, making sure the secondary school SEN tournament at the Albion Academy Dome ran smoothly. Their tasks included: setting up equipment at the start of the event acting as … Continued

MEMORY WALK RAISES OVER £500 FOR CHARITY

A Sandwell College Memory Walk has raised an awesome amount for a dementia charity! Health & Social Care and Early Years students have smashed their fundraising target with a final figure of £564! Staff sponsored students to walk for a world without dementia in support of Alzheimer’s Society. Public Services students marshalled their route around Dartmouth Park.

GOLDEN GIRL GAGANDEEP PRESENTED WITH DUKE OF EDINBURGH AWARD

Golden girl Gagandeep got an early Christmas gift when she was presented with her Duke of Edinburgh Award! The former Central Sixth student returned to college to collect her Gold Award from Principal Graham Pennington. As part of her Duke of Edinburgh activities, she volunteered in a primary school, played badminton, learned to drive and … Continued

UNIVERSITY FAIR IS MASSIVE SUCCESS

The Sandwell College University Fair at Central Campus was a massive success, with a packed atrium! There were stands from more than 20 different universities, talks in the theatre from guest speakers, advice clinics on writing personal statements and researching universities. Staff from Sandwell College’s own Higher Education teams were also on hand to help students apply … Continued

SPOOKY STORIES PUBLISHED IN TIME FOR HALLOWEEN!

Central Sixth students are authors in the making! A Level English Language students have had their writing published as part of a Young Writers’ Competition. ‘Stranger Sagas’ is a compilation of imaginative mini sagas based on gripping story starter sentences. Tom Parker, Magdalena Orlicka, Jay Bradley and Emma Kieran have all seen their mini sagas in … Continued

JAGUAR APPRENTICESHIP IS A GO FOR AMBER

Automotive student Amber Godley has landed a dream job working for Jaguar Land Rover! The Light Vehicle Maintenance & Repair student has sailed through her assessment to become a service technician apprentice at Lancaster Jaguar in Wolverhampton. It was perfect timing for Amber who is 17, as she has just passed her driving test first time … Continued

CELEBRATION FOR CENTRAL SIXTH PRIZEWINNERS

Star A Level students from Central Sixth have been presented with prizes to mark this year’s excellent results! Central Sixth Student of the Year 2018 went to Lauren Brant, who has earned a place at Lancaster University. Tamara Herrington won The John Tew Achievement Award – in honour of the college’s former chair of governors. Tamara … Continued