Borders College Department of Enterprise & Business Innovation (DEBI) recently hosted a Bike-a-Thon event at the Hawick campus to help promote apprenticeships, as part of Scottish Apprenticeship Week 22.
Employers, Partners, Pupils and members of the public attended the event, which included information sessions on Apprenticeships, Flexible Workforce Development Funding and other funding opportunities.
The Bike-a-Thon saw College staff, local cycling group Hawick Belles and High School pupils cycle a combined distance of 500 miles on a range of static bikes set up in the reception area. Attendees also participated in sessions around innovative technologies including Robotics, 3D Printing & Scanning and Virtual Reality demonstrations.
Staff were also delighted to showcase the College’s award-winning facilities, including Renewable Training Suite, Eco Room and the Advancing Innovative Manufacturing in Scotland (AIMS) Room, with visitors able to see first-hand the new technologies on offer to potential students and apprentices.
Katharine Mathison, Director of Enterprise and Business Innovation, said:
“It was great to see so many people of all ages in our Hawick Campus today taking part in the Bike-a-Thon, networking and viewing our award-winning facilities. I hope the work that we do will inspire more young people to think about apprenticeships as the start of their career journey and I urge anyone who would like to find out more to make contact.”