Borders College

College demonstrates STEM contribution at parliamentary reception

A number of Borders College staff recently attended the annual Colleges Scotland Further Education Reception held at the Scottish Parliament in Edinburgh, showcasing Borders College’s successful contribution to STEM as well as learning about emerging educational technologies.

Borders College staff at Parliamentary Showcase 2018This year’s Parliamentary Reception event was hosted by Iain Gray MSP, with Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, Richard Lochhead MSP, providing a keynote address regarding the important role colleges play in the education sector.

Themed around how colleges are meeting the needs of learners and employers post Industry 4.0, the event aimed to demonstrate the importance of colleges in helping deliver inclusive economic growth and the fourth industrial revolution. Colleges from all over Scotland showcased their relevant projects, providing a fantastic opportunity for networking.

Engineering Lecturers Dave Black and Dale Clancy demonstrated the College’s successful Greenpower programme with a video showing what the initiative, supported by Energy Skills Partnership (ESP), involves. Curriculum & Learning Manager for STEM, Jimmy Louth, helped his team to answer questions from attending MSPs, portraying the College in a very positive manner that was well received by all.

College Principal Angela Cox and Vice Principal Curriculum and Student Services Heather Anderson also attended the event, learning about new technologies that may be of benefit to Borders College and its future ambitions.

To view images from the event, visit the Colleges Scotland Facebook page.

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Published: Fri 5th Oct, 2018