Glasgow Kelvin College is thrilled to learn that that some of its Creative & Digital Media Foundation Apprentices have been selected to be part of a national event.
Three of Glasgow Kelvin College's Foundation Apprenticeship Creative & Digital Media students have been selected as programmers for Glasgow Youth Film Festival. The festival features screenings of old, new and exclusive films, alongside an extensive programme of panels and live events. Young Programmers, under the guidance of festival hosts Glasgow Film Theatre, choose, devise, plan and publicise all the events.
Applications for Young Programmer opportunities are open to young people across the Greater Glasgow area, and places are limited, so Glasgow Kelvin College is delighted to have had three apprentices, Jules Convery, Lorna McDonald and Reese Leitch selected.
Becca McSheaffrey, Children & Young People Coordinator for GFT said: "Every year Glasgow Film Theatre invites a group of young people to run their own three-day film festival. Together they create a wonderful programme of films and events for youth audiences. This year we are delighted to welcome three Foundation Apprentices from Kelvin College. The Foundation Apprentice programme prepares young people wonderfully to take on this challenge and we look forward to welcoming them all to the 2022 edition of the film festival!"
John Clarke, Senior Curriculum Manager at Glasgow Kelvin, said;
"Being a Young Programmer is a fantastic opportunity for young people planning a career in media. As well as the experience of organising a film festival and receiving bespoke training from GFT, their involvement will be a huge boost to their employability and will allow them to make invaluable industry connections.
We've had apprentices selected as GYFF Young Programmers before, but to have three in one year speaks volumes about the calibre of this year's group. Lorna, Reese and Jules are extremely capable and enthusiastic apprentices who have been a joy to work with. They're also huge film buffs and thoroughly deserve this opportunity. I'm sure they will make the most of it."
This follows hot on the heels of a successful work placement project where the apprentices, working as an in-house media production company on behalf of the college, created digital content for external clients such as Glasgow City Council and NHS Greater Glasgow & Clyde, as well as devising social media campaigns supporting EDI themes and events for the College.
Foundation Apprenticeships are supported by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) and Skills Development Scotland (SDS). Working closely with schools, they allow young people to attend college as part of their school timetable, learn skills, gain qualifications and undertake work experience to help them progress into the workplace, an apprenticeship or to more advanced learning. The students have come to the College from Bannerman High School and Mearns Castle High School.
Chosen as a subject in S5 or S6, Foundation Apprenticeships at SCQF Level 6 provide school pupils with both industry insight and experience of the world of work to gain a qualification at the same level as a Scottish Higher.
Delivered by learning providers in partnership with employers, knowledge gained through a Foundation Apprenticeship is supported through a series of practical activities including industry projects and work placements undertaken virtually and in person.
Glasgow Youth Film Festival runs 16th - 18th September; find out more here: GYFF | Glasgow Film Theatre
Featured here is some of the work which the Foundation Apprenticeship Creative & Digital Media Group created for Glasgow City Council.
The College is thrilled for these young people and wishes them the very best in this exciting opportunity!