Former beauty student’s festive nail art demonstration
A former Beauty Therapy student recently visited Borders College to give a demonstration and talk to Beauty Therapy level 1 students about her experiences at College and the roles she has undertaken since leaving back in 2012.
Celebrating Student Partnership at Borders College
In October this year Borders College and the Borders College Students’ Association (BCSA) signed the 2018-19 Student Partnership Agreement. This agreement sets out the ways in which students can influence the life of the college, and outlines key projects which staff and students can work on together to improve the student experience.
College Sector Launches its Statement of Ambition
The college sector is ambitious, and Colleges Scotland has been working with colleges and key stakeholders to develop a vision for the sector in Scotland. The Statement of Ambition sets out a vision, mission and series of values for the college sector for the five years 2018-2023. A set of underpinning ambitions have also been outlined which will support the achievement of the vision by the sector.
Project highly commended for mentorship of young people
Borders College staff were proud to receive the ‘Highly Commended Project 2018’ award at the Scottish Mentoring Network Recognition Awards for the success of the Borders Young Talent (BYT) Project.
Trainee Plumbers could be future skilled lead workers
Students completing Plumbing courses at Borders College this year are fortunate to have sponsorship support from a national provider of quality lead and sheet metal products. Jamestown Metals/Associated Lead Mills Ltd (JML/ALM), located in Glasgow and Wales, is committed to working closely with governing bodies and training providers and was referred to the College by William Wilson who previously supplied JML/ALM products to the College on a wholesale basis.
Close shaves boost cancer charity coffers
Four local people have ‘braved the shave’ by letting Borders College Hairdressing students loose on their locks with the clippers in order to raise funds for Macmillan Cancer Support who help people living with cancer.
Conscious college continues to reduce carbon footprint
Building sustainability is a key strategic objective within Borders College’s Strategic Plan, with the Facilities Management team making continual efficiencies at the Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels.
Students inspired to design their own career paths
A former Art & Design student recently revisited Borders College to talk to current Visual Communications students about the design industry, sharing with them his own impressive career progression from being employed to a self-employed freelancer to now being Owner and Creative Director of Firefly Design Agency in Edinburgh.
Top skills gain Rhys gold at national competition
Borders College student Rhys Boni (aged 23, from Jedburgh) has scooped the Gold medal at the WorldSkills UK 2018 competition for Electrical Installation, fending off other finalists from across the UK.The John Hogarth Ltd (Kelso) employee, who recently completed a compulsory refresher training course at the College in preparation for his final competency test, was put forward for the regional heats by the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT). He then went on to compete in the Scottish heat where he was awarded the top score, obtaining Gold for top apprentice in Scotland.
Partnership project recognised at national awards
A joint programme to help young and unemployed people gain construction skills has been recognised at a national awards ceremony. The Construction Sector Work Academy was highly commended at GO Awards Scotland 2018.
Royal experience for Underkeeper Eddie
A promising former Gamekeeping student has begun a two year introductory role as a trainee Underkeeper at Sandringham Estate, the Norfolk retreat of Her Majesty The Queen.
Training caters to employability needs of job seekers
Funded by Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) the latest group of Catering for Life candidates in the Borders have successfully completed the 10 week course offered by Borders College.
College bags award in honour of Year of Young People
Borders College has been awarded a ‘Young People’ award in honour of its successful engagement with Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight 2018 through the Local Food on Local Plates series of events held in September.
Employers celebrate Scottish workforce upskilling
Fourteen employers from across the Borders have been recognised for their positive contribution to the upskilling and education of the Scottish workforce at an awards dinner held at Borders College. Employer Recognition Awards 2018
Cycle friendly employer encourages healthy workforce
As part of its commitment to the Healthy Working Lives scheme, Borders College has used a development grant to instal facilities to make it easier for staff members to get involved in the ‘cycle to work’ campaign.