EMPLOYER BRUNCH LAUNCH FOR STRONGER COMMUNITY LINKS

Foundation Learning’s first Employer Engagement Brunch was a great success! Discussions took place regarding work placements, job opportunities and cohesive working across sectors. Action plans have been set in motion to develop future plans and stronger links with employers and the community. If you are an employer, or work with people with SEND and LDD, … Continued

HOSPITAL INTERNSHIP PILOT PROGRAMME IS A SUCCESS

Three Sandwell College Foundation Learning students are due to complete their internship at Sandwell Hospital next month. Ethan Motterham, Clarice Metcalfe and Raees Hussain have been gaining experience in the workplace to improve their employment opportunities when they finish college. They are being mentored to independence by job coach Steve Clarke. Ethan is part of … Continued

CONSTRUCTION STUDENTS NAIL INDUSTRY CHALLENGE

Construction students showed their real potential in an industry challenge set by two of Europe’s most prominent and innovative engineering and construction companies. Level 3 Carpentry and Painting & Decorating students worked together to build a tower using limited materials in a tight time limit, before presenting their plan for development, at LM Joint Venture in Birmingham … Continued

GOOD ENOUGH TO EAT!

Talented Sandwell College students produced images good enough to eat in a prestigious food photography competition! Every year the College runs a Food Photography project for the Level 4 & 5 Photography students, in collaboration with University College Birmingham (UCB). The UCB students are briefed to create a dish themed by a month of the year, with the recipe … Continued

APPRENTICE STARS SHINE

Four Apprentice Stars have been rewarded for their hard work and dedication after being nominated to win by their employers! Assistant Principal Simon Griffiths presented the winners with their certificates and an Amazon voucher. Stewart Smith works in the technical division of Albion Sections. He is already gaining first-hand experience in designing frameworks. His manager Mark … Continued

COPA SANTA QUARTER FINALISTS TAKE SPAIN BY STORM!

Elite sports students took Spain by storm as they finished quarter finalists in the Copa Santa 2018! The WBA Albion Foundation U19 Elite Development Squad students jetted out to Lloret De Mar to take part in the European tournament, taking on German, Swiss, Spanish and Italian opposition. The side successfully qualified out of their group, before losing a … Continued

HAIR & MEDIA STUDENTS ARE CUT ABOVE

It was a brilliant day for Sandwell College Hairdressing and Hair & Media students at the National Hairdressers Federation competitions in Blackpool! One 1st place, two 2nd places, one 3rd place and three 4th places! Brytanee Brown & Gabriela Solek finished in first place, Katarzyna Kosiba won second place, while Gabriele Sasnauskaite took third place in It’s A … Continued

SHAHZEB IS MAN OF THE MATCH TWICE IN SRI LANKA

Photograph © Viraj Anurudda Kothalawala Congratulations to student Shahzeb Raja who has just returned from Sri Lanka where he was representing England as part of the Indoor Development Cricket Team! Shahzeb was awarded Man of the Match not once, but TWICE!! We look forward to watching him progress to the England Indoor Team in the next Indoor … Continued

HOTSHOT RACHEL GETS SEASONAL BEST IN GOLD COAST GAMES

Embed from Getty Images     Sandwell College’s very own Rachel Wallader has finished sixth in the shot put final of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games! Rachel, who is a work placement officer for the Supported Learning department, threw a distance of 17.20m in qualification, finishing third in her qualifying group after having thrown the … Continued

PHOTOGRAPHY STUDENTS PRODUCE WINNING IMAGES

This spectacular prize-winning image of student Tashae, by HND student photographer Julia Zerihun, was created with invaluable assistance from The Flash Centre and their incredible Phase One cameras! Julia loves her Capture One Pro 11 software!