Only two weeks in to the year and we already have news to share.
As usual our staff and students have been taking part in various activities, from networking to visiting exhibitions and taking part in community projects. No opportunity is passed by.
Read on to find out more.
Scottish Networking Event for Hair, Barbering and Beauty
Another exciting event at GKC Made Barbering Academy this week as we hosted the Scottish Networking Event for Hair, Barbering and Beauty. Emma Kite and Kerry Bamber from City and Guilds lead the event with updates on qualifications, resources and development within our industry, along with the drive to build a strong network across Scotland.
Our audience of lecturers/trainers from a range of FE colleges and salons participated with enthusiasm discussing the good, the not so good and 'the want' for all we teach to build a strong and creative workforce within both the hair and beauty industry. The Made team used this platform to promote our unique collaborative training model where industry Rebel Rebel Alan Findlay and GKC Tracy Leavy presented our fast track Barber training portfolio while pushing out our phase 2 future plan of providing up-skill opportunities to lecturers/ trainers and hairdressers.
We were delighted to have Jackie Slater from Dermalogica join us giving an interesting presentation on their training, new techniques and products along with a look and learn demonstration of facial pressure point massage. To finish Alan Findlay, our MADE creative director, provided a look and learn that defined the difference between a hairdresser vrs a barber designing a cut showing technique and finish between the two trades. Both come with creative technical skills but with the public looking for excellence in male influenced grooming demonstrated the need for dedicated barber training by barbers. Interesting statistics show number two top start up business of recent times is the Barber shop. Others in the top ten included the hospitality industry, hair and beauty salons and nail bars showing Hair and Beauty are the heartbeat of the UKs high street.
Many thanks to all that participated and we look forward to the next event.
Only With The Heart – David Pratt Exhibition
Glasgow Kelvin college photography students were given an in depth insight into the world of a Photojournalist when they visited the David Pratt exhibition "Only with the heart".
David has worked in conflict zones all over the world throughout his career and the images on show at the new Sogo gallery in Glasgow's Saltmarket document the hardships faced by many living in warzones.
The student's left feeling inspired and with answers to a whole range of questions exploring the qualities needed to shoot in such difficult circumstances, to hearing some of David's thought provoking stories.
It’s All Happening In Childcare
BBC Scotland - Des Doesn't Do
Catriona Aird was approached by BBC Scotland back in April to see if she could help them with a programme entitled 'Des Doesn't Do Parenting'.
They wanted to borrow the college's 'Ready or not Tot' and we were happy to provide this and go over the instructions with the BBC team. At this time they were also looking for ideas in terms of parenting experiences and Catriona put them in touch with our partners in the Rising Stars nursery at Blairtummock.
As a result of this, 10 lucky children got to spend the day with Des in a soft play centre in the Eastend of Glasgow. The children had a fantastic time and Catriona is sure it will make for entertaining viewing!
‘Des Doesn’t Do…Parenting’ which includes the robotic babies will be on the new BBC Scotland Channel at 8.30p pm on Thursday 3rd October.
The Early Education and Childcare Partnership Event
The Early Education and Childcare team are hosting a partnership event on the 11th of October, from 9.00 am until 2.30 pm at our East End Campus.
The event is the first of four that will take place during this academic session. The event is being organised for Glasgow City Council who are putting 100 newly appointed Support for Learning Workers though a comprehensive induction programme.
The attendees will register at 9.00 am with help from Nancy at reception and will also receive a buffet lunch which will be supplied by our catering students.
In advance of this event, Catriona would like to thank Nancy , our catering staff and students, John and the rooms team and all lecturers who have been moved from their normal classes to help us accommodate this large event.
The 2nd year and 1st year Foundation Apprentices: Children and Young people, achieved their Heartstart course on Thursday the 12th of September.
Congratulations to everyone involved.
Engineering Consortium Meeting
Glasgow Kelvin College played host yesterday to the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT) Consortium meeting.
The meeting was to discuss the development of the new Electrical Installation SVQ, following the agreement of the structure of the National Occupational Standards (NOS).
The meeting was both very busy and very successful, and compliments to the College were paid by many in attendance for the professional manner in which the event was hosted, which led to a very productive day.
In attendance were Anne Galbraith, Chief Executive of SECTT Scotland, Barrie McKay Regional Training and Development Manager Of SECTT Scotland, SECTT Training officers, Representatives from Skills Development Scotland, BSE Skills and Managers and Lecturing staff from Colleges involved the delivery of the Electrical Installation SVQ.
European Mobility Week 2019 at Glasgow Kelvin College
This year, the College takes part in the European Mobility Week to promote sustainable transport to staff and students and to progress towards a more sustainable, efficient and pleasant mobility culture.
Here’s the programme:
Monday 16th Sept: Free Dr Bike session at Springburn campus, 11.30-1.30, in collaboration with Bike for Good
E-bike demo – Students and staff will have the opportunity to have a try on one of our e-bikes at Springburn campus
Tuesday 17th Sept: Free Dr Bike session at West-End campus, 12-1, in collaboration with Lambhill Stables
Wednesday 18th Sept: Free Dr Bike session at East-End campus, 11.30-1.30, in collaboration with On Bikes. Police Scotland will provide free bike marking.
Thursday 19th Sept: Active Travel Breakfast – get a free breakfast if you walked or cycled to the College, 10-11 at the Velocity Cycle Hub – Springburn campus
Cycle Fun day – join us and have a go on one of the many adaptive bikes provided by Free Wheel North, 11.30-13.30, Springburn campus
The Dr Bike session at Easterhouse, planned on Wed 4th Sept, has been cancelled due to the weather conditions, it is now rescheduled on Thursday 19th from 12 to 1pm.
No need to register. Everyone is welcome.
Provan Hall Open Doors Event
There will be a FREE Family Event at Provan Hill Hall on the 21st and 22nd of September, this will be from 11.00 am to 4.00 pm
Join us to celebrate 30 years of Doors Open Day at Easterhouse’s oldest house.
Lots to do for all the family including:
- Working Medieval Kitchen
- Guided tours
- Stone Carving
- Arts & Crafts
- Games and more.
Badminton Club 2019/20
The GKC Badminton Club is starting again and will be held in the Springburn campus games hall
- Every Tuesday from 4.00 - 5.00 pm (sports kit, trainers required)
- Students, staff and all abilities welcome
- Equipment provided
- Flexible and friendly approach
- On-going coaching, recreational play as well as competitions
That's us finished for this week.
We will be back next week, so if you would like to include anything please email the details to Tracey on firstname.lastname@example.org and we will makes sure it is put in.
Have a great weekend!