Students and staff have been busy as usual this week, taking part in the Skills Scotland event at the SECC and contributing their knowledge to benefit others.
Read on to find out more on these items and more.
Brilliant Blogging for Digital Transformation
Following intensive collaboration with Microsoft Education on digital skills development for all staff, Glasgow Kelvin College is delighted and impressed to learn that the Microsoft Industry Blogs UK site is hosting a lively and informative contribution from Audrey Miller, its Vice Principal for Human Resources and Organisational Development.
Audrey’s blog outlines the importance of the role of further education in the delivery of skills to prepare students for digital transformation in the workplace. It underscores how the College continues to embed this within its staff development and training, creating digitally-skilled educators.
At its most recent Staff Conference, the College was delighted to welcome Microsoft and a host of other valued partners; XMA, Hewlett-Packard, SmartSTEMs, Seric, Beyonder, and JP Morgan who, through a series of engaging workshops, delivered a comprehensive introduction to Microsoft 365 and other tools in preparation for Skills 4.0. The aim is to ensure that the College and its staff are equipped to embrace the new challenges of Skills 4.0 in the digital age. The blog outlines the process and celebrates that more than 200 staff members signed up as Microsoft Innovator Educators.
Now part of Microsoft UK’s Showcase Teaching Programme, Glasgow Kelvin College is delighted to join this with three fellow UK college institutions, who will use Microsoft 365 to improve accessibility, collaboration and communication, increasing digital skills in classrooms. https://news.microsoft.com/en-gb/2019/11/07/uk-schools-join-microsoft-programme-that-uses-tech-to-help-students-learn/
This achievement has involved a considerable effort on the part of those involved in developing and establishing and the College appreciates their hard work and expertise. College Staff are looking forward enthusiastically to future developments at their forthcoming Professional Development Conference. To find out more, see Audrey Miller’s blog at:
Skills Scotland Event At The SECC 2019
Glasgow Kelvin College staff held a stall at the Skills Scotland Glasgow event at the SECC on the 6th and 7th of November. This is the regions largest free jobs, skills, and apprenticeships event for 14 to 19 year olds.
This is a fantastic event as it gives young people the opportunity to experience what they enjoy doing and how they could potentially use this as part of a career.
Our stall allowed staff and students to participate in using a robotic arm and get treatments from our beauty students.
ESOL Beauty Practice
On Wednesday, the 6th of November, the Beauty with ESOL level 4 students, at our Springburn Campus, got the opportunity to practice their manicure skills.
Appointments still available for manicures, facials and make up, all day Thursday & Friday.
Reminder – More FREE Dr Bike Sessions At GKC
Did you miss the last Dr Bike sessions? Don’t worry, there will be more to come next week!
- West-End campus: Tuesday 12th November from 12 to 1 pm, near the cycle shelter - in collaboration with Lambhill Stables
- East-End campus: Wednesday 13th November from 12 to 1 pm, at the main entrance - in collaboration with On Bikes
As a reminder, these sessions will provide students, staff and the local communities with the opportunity to get a FREE maintenance check on their bikes by skilled mechanics.
We are very excited to run for the very first time, a ‘Be Bright, Be Seen’ event.
With the nights drawing in, we’re looking to raise awareness of the importance of wearing brightly coloured clothes, using high visibility items when travelling by bike so that you can be easily be seen by other road users.
It will take place at Springburn campus on Thursday 14th November between 8 and 10 am.
The event includes:
- A Free Dr Bike session delivered by Bike for Good – Get your bike serviced for free and ride safely.
- Free Bike Marking by Police Scotland – Get a security marking on your bike to deter potential thieves as your bike can easily be traced if it is stolen.
- Free breakfast – Warm up with tea or coffee and don’t forget to bring your reusable cup!
- Cycle to the College and you’ll get Free lights / hi-viz jackets, thanks to Glasgow City Council.
Everyone is welcome!
As usual, if you have any questions or comments, please be in touch with Olga, our Campus Cycling Officer at email@example.com or Sandra, our Active Travel Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org
These events are organised thanks to the support of the Smarter Choices, Smarter Places Open Fund, delivered by Paths for All.
Home Energy Scotland’s Winter Advice Competition
We thought you might be interested in Home Energy Scotland’s winter campaign which includes a Winter Advice Competition.
The quiz is educational and gives one lucky winner the chance to win free energy bills for one year, a cash prize of the sum equivalent to an average household’s annual energy bills valued at £1,200.
To enter, householders go through a simple process. Terms and conditions apply.
The winter advice quiz can be completed in a range of ways including by calling Home Energy Scotland free on 0808 808 2282 or online using the following link http://bit.ly/FreeEnergyBills.
That's us finished for this week.
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Have a great weekend!