Data Driven Innovation Fund to Benefit the Borders
The green light has been given for funding which will benefit the Borders, as part of a series of announcements made under the Edinburgh and South East City Deal. The Data Driven Innovation Fund (DDI) will see money made available to Borders College who, working with key partners, will lead the upskilling of workers in digital skills and data science, with the aims of raising knowledge and understanding to disadvantaged communities across the region.
Katharine focuses on the future of e-learning
Katharine Mathison, Vocational Manager for Borders College Business Development Unit, recently attended the Learning Pool Live Event, held in Glasgow, where she spent the day learning about the use of technology to deliver learning in the future.
Go digital this Easter at College Code Club
Are you looking for an engaging yet transferable activity for the youngster in your family during the Easter break? Borders College is excited to announce a brand new ‘Code Club’, running from 3-6 April, for young people aged 12-14 years.
Six out of six for hair and beauty students
Borders College Hairdressing and Fashion Make Up students are celebrating yet again after scooping six awards at the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) finals, held recently in Blackpool.
Borders trainee wins at Lantra Scotland’s Learner of the Year Awards
Amy Park, a 19-year-old agriculture apprentice from Hawick, is joint Overall Winner of Lantra Scotland’s prestigious Land-based and Aquaculture Learner of the Year Awards, the first time the honour has been shared. Amy also won the Agriculture category and was one of four CARAS (Council for Awards of Agricultural Societies) award winners, on what was a highly successful night for the young trainee. The awards took place at Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Dunblane Hydro recently.
Students inspired to develop their own personal brand
McGowan Marketing recently visited Borders College to talk the current NC Business Administration students about how to develop their own personal brand.Emily McGowan, a Chartered Marketer and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Marketing with 20 years’ experience, delivered the hour-long session, where she spoke to students about the importance of setting goals and understanding their own values.
Doddie dinner delivers four-figure dividend
The much talked about Doddie Weir Charity Dinner, which was hosted by Borders College, has been hailed as a huge success, with a four-figure sum being raised for the My Name’5 Doddie Foundation.
Contractor appointed for £0.356m Hawick Campus redevelopment
Ogilvie Construction Limited (based in Stirling) has been awarded the contract for the redevelopment of the Borders College Hawick Campus Innovation Hub Project in Buccleuch Road.
Students deliver eight courses for Doddie’s Charity Dinner
Catering and Hospitality students at Borders College have successfully showcased their culinary and front of house skills at the prestigious Doddie Weir Charity Dinner and Auction last night.
John ‘nails’ visit to see apprentices
Borders College was delighted to welcome MP for Berwickshire, Roxburgh and Selkirk John Lamont to its Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels recently, where he visited as part of the Scottish Apprenticeships Week, which will be taking place 4th-8th March.
Declan blogs about his career in Early Learning and Childcare
I guess, if I was honest, my desire to work in an early learning and childcare setting comes all the way from my own personal experiences in Primary School.
Timber frame company ‘build’ on customer service
Twelve members of staff from a timber frame self-build company based in Duns have just completed the renowned World Host: The Principals of Customer Service training at the Borders College Business Development Unit in Hawick. Fleming Homes employees Craig Fairbairn, Sally Martin, David Loomis, Marisa Thomas, Stephen Scott, Michael Burns, David Buchan, Josh Herbert, David Hutchison, Asher Humphrey-Martin, Maria Koeva and Jason Hartley, from the Sales Team which includes Customer Services, the Design and Technical Team and Management, took time out from their busy schedules to attend the one-day training session. The employees spent the day with tutor Stephanie Bell doing various activities aimed at improving their customer service skills.
Scottish win sees students head to Blackpool for national finals
Borders College Hairdressing and Fashion Make Up students are celebrating after scooping five awards at the Association of Hairdressers and Therapists (AHT) regional heats competition, held in Edinburgh, and will now head to the finals at Blackpool in March.
Partners host building futures in the Borders event
Developing the Young Workforce Borders with partners, Borders College, SBC Community Benefit and CITB organised and delivered a 'Building Futures' construction event for 95 S3 secondary school pupils, including 25 females, and 12 teachers from 8 of the 9 schools at Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.
Building for the future
10 students from Construction, Computing and Care departments were selected to attend the FUTUREquipped Student Engagement Day at the Scottish Construction Innovation Centre.