College Hosts Visit From Minister

Glasgow Kelvin College was delighted to host a visit from Shirley-Anne Somerville, MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science last week.  She was accompanied by Prof. Maggie Kinloch in her role as Vice Chair of the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) Access & Inclusion Committee.

The Minister and her guests were welcomed by Irving Hodgson, Chair of the Board of Management of the College, and toured the East End Campus where they had the opportunity to meet with students and staff from the Construction and Building Services team as well as the Professional Cookery and Hospitality team.  Students certainly enjoyed meeting the Minister and feedback from the visitors was extremely positive.

Mr Hodgson and College Principal, Alan Sherry, were pleased to accompany the group, introducing them to learners throughout the College.

Announcing the publication of some very positive Scottish college PI statistics from the SFC, the Minister said;

“I am extremely pleased to see increases in the number of full-time students successfully completing recognised qualifications, and that 90.5% of students are satisfied with their overall college experience.

This shows that college students are not only gaining the valuable skills and education they need for gainful employment, but that they are learning in the right environment for them….  A positive destination doesn’t just mean young people have a clear path to follow, it is about ensuring they choose the route that is right for them.”