We have had a few good news items this week, with collaborating with our Indian partners and and award winning sports department and of course updates on what some of our students have been up to.
Read on to find out more.
Keenan Award For Endeavour Winner
GKC Civil Engineering student Leanne Lindsay was one of the proud recipients of the 'Keenan Award for Endeavour' last week at the Scottish Parliament.
Leanne was one of a number of GKC students who took part in Constructionarium Scotland last term, and the award was to recognise her efforts during the event.
Constructionarium Scotland is now being re-branded as ConStructEd and GKC will continue our involvement, which stretches back 13 years.
From the ConStructEd facebook page:
"What a great night to celebrate what was achieved by our students during 2019 with our inaugural 'Keenan Awards for Endeavour' along with our collaborative universities, industry partners and friends. Many thanks to to Fiona Hislop MSP who sponsored our reception within the Scottish Parliament, Holyrood Edinburgh and everyone that has supported us over the years.
As with our industry, we continue to adapt and evolve. The opportunity that we have taken to rebrand our experiential learning proposition as ConStructEd Scotland will see us creating new projects including a mobile project to reach out to more rural colleges and schools."
The award was named for Brian Keenan, recently retired Director of Constructionarium Scotland, and former Business Development Manager at Stow College.
MADE For The Awards
MADE: The Academy for Modern Barbering are delighted to announce we have entered the 'Scottish Hair and Beauty Awards' within the category of 'Best Training School'.
This title is won by public vote and we would appreciate a vote from anyone who has been involved with the academy in anyway - a student, a client, member of the public supporting a family member or friend through training or just followed our story enjoying our training ethos and success.
Fingers at the ready - Voting opens on Monday 16th March 20 and closes 30th April 20 - to vote follow this link and click on VOTING link
We appreciate every vote with a huge MADE thanks!
Inspirational Women Receive Community Achievement Awards
The incredible journeys of nine inspiring women from the southside of Glasgow were recognised by Scotland’s First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon during a special International Women’s Day Event, at Pollokshaws Burgh Hall on Friday 6th March.
All nine women who received a Community Achievement Award from Glasgow Kelvin College have overcome incredible challenges, such as domestic abuse, addiction, financial hardship and isolation. With support from charity Children 1st and each other they are using the skills and confidence they have gained from their experiences to give back to other families in their local communities.
As well as hearing from First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, guests also heard from River City Actress Libby McArthur, and Anne Hughes from Sunny Govan Radio and enjoyed entertainment from the Rays of Hope Choir and the Scottish Bhangra Mascot Dancers and Dhol Drummers. Event sponsors included: Greggs, Collins Debden, Allbeauty.com, Glasgow Health and Social Care Partnership, The Sarwar Foundation.
Read the full article on our site HERE
Lemon Tree Hotels diversity Experience
Glasgow Kelvin College welcomed Ms Aradhana Lal, Vice President - Brand, Communications & Sustainability Initiatives at Lemon Tree Hotels Ltd., who was invited to speak at this year’s Scottish Tourism Conference on the Lemon Tree Hotels diversity experience.
Lemon Tree is India’s third largest hotel chain operating 80 hotels in 48 destinations with 8,000 rooms and over 8,000 employees. The hotel group is a global leader in the training and employment of people with additional support needs.
A long-time international partner of the College, Aradhana Lal contributed her knowledge and experience to a pilot training programme, funded by UKIERI, to be run by Glasgow Kelvin College which will use the Lemon Tree Hotels inclusion initiative as a model of best practice. The initiative provides paid training and employment opportunities in the hospitality sector for people with additional support needs.
At the conference, she outlined the benefits of this model to the employer organisation, the trainees, other employees and to society as a whole.
For the full story see HERE.
Next week, don’t miss out our FREE Dr Bike sessions at Glasgow Kelvin College
Our Dr Bike sessions are back next week!
As per usual, these sessions will provide students, staff and the local communities with the opportunity to get a FREE safety checks on their bikes by skilled mechanics.
- Tuesday 17th March – West-End campus – 11–1, near the cycle shelter - in collaboration with Lambhill Stables – more info here
- Wednesday 18th March – Springburn campus – 11.30–1.30, near the cycle shelter - in collaboration with Bike for Good – more info here
More sessions will take place on the other campuses in May 2020.
Let’s be active at GKC!
Due to the success of our previous Social Ride and Health Walk, we decided to run more of those activities in March!
Join us on Monday 23rd March at 12pm at Springburn campus to take part in our Health Walk or to join our fun Social Ride.
- Social Ride: please, contact Olga at firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place. More info here
- Health Walk: please, contact Sandra at email@example.com to book your place. More info here
A lunch and some refreshments will be provided from 1pm at the Velocity Cycle Hub and will be offered to all the participants and to everyone who cycled or walked to the College!
Look forward to seeing you all!
Clients Required For Lunchtime Beauty Salon
Level 5 Beauty & Make Up students are running a lunchtime open salon in our Springburn Campus, on Thursdays at 12.15pm
Treatments being offered are:
- Dermalogica Facial
- Eye Lash or Brow Tint
- Make up
- Gel Polish
All treatments £3
Contact firstname.lastname@example.org to book
That's us finished for this week, but the Blog will be back next Friday, so if you would like to include anything please email the details to Tracey on email@example.com and we will makes sure it is put in.
Have a great weekend!