GOLD AND SILVER MEDAL WINS FOR CONSTRUCTION

Construction students struck Gold and Silver in the Skillbuild 2018 regional heat! Luke Riley won Gold in the New Entrant and Mikael Miah won Silver in the Advanced Tiling competition held at South and City College. Lecturer Paul Cole said: “To develop their practical skills and competence in anticipation of the competition, both Luke and Mikael have practiced really … Continued

CONSULTATION BEGINS ON EXCITING MERGER PLANS FOR SANDWELL AND CADBURY COLLEGES

Merger Consultation – Interactive   Consultation has now begun on an exciting potential merger between Sandwell College and Cadbury Sixth Form College. Following a rigorous selection process, Sandwell College was chosen as the best fit to partner Cadbury College – due to its shared ethos. The merger proposal has received strong backing from a host … Continued

AMARDEEP IS ROYAL WEDDING PHOTOGRAPHER!

Photography student Amardeep Shergill snapped up the job-of-a-lifetime when he got to take pictures of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Royal Wedding! Amardeep secured his place in the photographers’ enclosure in the grounds of Windsor Castle as he is an Army Reserve with the 237 Royal Logistics Corps. Accompanied by his Staff Sergeant Lewis, he … Continued

MEDIA STUDENTS IN CHANNEL 4 BID FOCUS GROUP

It was a great working lunch for our Media and Film Studies students, who took part in a focus group chaired by Eleanor Smith, Member of Parliament for Wolverhampton South West at Wolverhampton University. The MP is leading the bid for Channel 4 to establish one of its four new regional hubs here in the … Continued

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