As we head into December and towards our Christmas break, the students former and present continue to display their skills and accomplishments. With awards, progressions and successful fundraising they have a lot to be proud of.
Read on to see what has been happening.
A Successful Result For Electric Honey
Electric Honey, the HND Music Business Management student run record label at GKC, are pleased to announce that last years signed artists, Nicol and Elliott, have been snapped up by the award winning and highly prestigious record label Last Night From Glasgow.
As Electric Honey is a development label we take this as a job well done by the students at Electric Honey Records and we wish Nicol and Elliott all the best for the future. Electric Honey has been Instrumental in gaining radio exposure across the airwaves and raising the live profile of the act over the last eighteen months .
The students and musicians also enjoyed a collaborative launch at The Hug and Pint and Oran Mor by working closely with the Screen Printing students from elysee St Geraud of Aurillac, France on their recent Erasmus exchange programme.
Andrew from the band writes
"This opportunity is in no small part due to the hard work EH has put into our 2 singles to date and we can't say how grateful we are for the opportunity to work with you at the label. It's been a great experience and we wanted to pass on our thanks to you and the students for all you've done for us."
Releasing with LNFG has been agreed this morning so neither they nor we have announced it yet. There's still some planning to work out.
Thanks again, Ken and all at GKC. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to support the label down the line. We will be only too happy to help.
Andrew & Rachel"
Congratulations To Former GKC Student Charlotte Brimner
Congratulations go to former GKC Music Business Management student, and Electric Honey artist, Charlotte Brimner AKA Be Charlotte on winning the Evolution Award at Saturday nights (31st November) Nordoff Robbins Scottish Music Awards #scottishmusicaward held at the Fruit Market.
Charlotte released her debut single as Be Charlotte on the GKC student run record label Electric Honey label in April 2016 while studying HND Music Business Management at GKC. Shortly afterwards she signed a major record contract with Sony records Germany and is currently managed by another ex Glasgow Kelvin College student Louis John Lowis.
Charlotte has just completed a European tour as support act to the Proclaimers.
More info on Nordoff Scottish Music Awards can be found here - lovemusiclovelife.com/
EVIP Construction’s Festive Fundraising
A huge well done to our EVIP Construction students for all their festive fundraising efforts.
The EVIP Construction students had originally planned to make xmas decorations for their class, and their own parents/carers but this idea soon grew arms and legs and they decided that they could use this opportunity to raise some funds for Charity. After some debating, the class chose CHAS as their charity of choice.
Taking inspiration from their EVIP Hairdressing classmates, plans were made to set up a stall within the foyer at East End Campus to allow the young people to sell a range of festive items, alongside a raffle for their luxury chocolate hamper.
A huge £375.50 was made on the day, well done team EVIP!
WorldSkills Joy for Josh
Refrigeration apprentice, Joshua Collins, was recognised for his talents at the finals of the 2019 WorldSkills SkillFRIDGE competition last week.
Former Glasgow Kelvin College student, Josh from Fife, is employed by J D Cooling Systems and came to the College through BESA who have supported him in his success. He carried off the bronze medal at the finals which were held across two days in Birmingham and showcased the skills of hundreds of apprentices from a range of industries competing to be the best in their sectors.
To make the finals, Josh had to be one of the highest scoring apprentices from all the regional heats which took place in 2019.
His college tutors are thrilled to learn of his success. Lecturer Kevin Muldoon said:
“During Josh’s time at college he showed a mature attitude to all aspects of his studies, excelling in the workshop environment and showing great detail when involved in both class and workshop assessments. His manual dexterity in the workshop highlighted his transferable skill set from his “on-site” training to the workshop environment.
Josh was always on hand to assist classmates both in the classroom and workshop which didn’t go unnoticed by lecturing staff.
The department was absolutely delighted with his performance and Bronze medal at the Skill fridge competition in Birmingham and look forward to seeing how Josh’s career develops in the future. His achievement is a real testament to the talents and hard work of those who have supported him, both here at the College and at BESA.”
The team at BESA Scotland, who are a dynamic and valuable partner of Glasgow Kelvin College, are equally thrilled at Josh’s achievements. John Norfolk, BESA President, said:
“Josh has made our association and his company very proud. He is an excellent example of the kind of highly skilled individual the industry needs more than ever right now.”
He added that the ability to provide evidence of technical competence was increasingly important at a time when the industry was struggling to fill its skills gap and achieve higher standards of regulatory compliance.
“We face an acute skills crisis,” said Mr Norfolk. “However, our industry also offers a wide range of wonderful and highly rewarding career opportunities. Skills competitions are a great way to showcase emerging talent and demonstrate what our industry has to offer to young people.”
A delighted Josh is pictured here with boss, Ross Hynd, of JD Cooling Systems.
New Badminton Club Information
Did you fancy going along to the college Badminton Club, but a Tuesday didn't suit you? Well, now the club is being held on a Wednesday in the Springburn campus games hall
- Every Wednesday lunch time from 12.15 – 1pm (sports kit, trainers required)
- Students & staff welcome
- Equipment provided
- Flexible and friendly approach
- Recreational play as well as competitions
If you have any queries please contact Paul Ronald at firstname.lastname@example.org
Christmas Pop Up Shop
Salon Services will be hosting Pop Up Shops in two of our campuses.
Pop up shops will be set up in the foyer of the East End Campus on Wednesday the 11th of December and outside the lift on the ground floor at the Easterhouse campus on Thursday the 12th of December. Both pop ups will be available from 10.30 am each morning.
This may be a good opportunity to pick up some last minute gifts or stocking fillers, so why not stop and have a look.
That's us finished for this week.
The Blog will be back as normal 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!