Glasgow has launched its ambitious first regional strategy for college education which plans to build Scotland’s most inclusive, responsive and effective regional college system.
Eight Regional Foundation Apprentices hosted the strategies launch at Glasgow Kelvin College’s East End Campus today (30.10.17).
The new strategy is the work of a committed partnership between the Glasgow Colleges Regional board (GCRB), set up by the Scottish Government to oversee the development of a coherent regional college system, and the three Glasgow Colleges.
The new regional structure sees City of Glasgow College, Glasgow Clyde College and Glasgow Kelvin College combining strengths and working with the business community to develop a city-wide curriculum. This collaborative regional approach will respond to the region’s social and economic needs and unlock its potential.
Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, who spoke at the launch said;
“Improving education and life chances is the defining mission of this Government and Glasgow’s regional approach will help build careers and contribute to Scotland’s modern, successful, dynamic economy.”
The Regional Apprentices who hosted the strategy’s launch are evidence that its new Glasgow-focused approach is working. Their apprenticeship programme, developed by the three colleges and Skills Development Scotland, means that they now have access to learning and employment opportunities right across the city region.
The Glasgow Region Strategic Plan for College Education 2017-2022 is available online at gcrb.ac.uk/strategy.