OVERVIEW Making a difference School/College activities School/College partnership agreement Vocational Learning Centres Partnership continuing to make a difference – where are we going?
MAKING A DIFFERENCE Breadth of provision –8 Schools Highers Community Programmes Part-Time Programmes Full-Time Link (23 Subject areas) S3, S4 Provision – Skills for Work, C&G, NQ –Catering, Childcare, Construction, Hairdressing, Motor Vehicle, Rural Skills, Sport and Fitness
BREAKDOWN OF PROVISION 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 Full Time 94 78 101 101 103 No of Courses 23 24 23 29 24 Highers 99 137 140 122 143 Total 216 239 264 252 270
SCHOOL/COLLEGE ACTIVITIES S3, S4 Interview Procedure (Interviews carried out in School) 2006/7 2007/8 –408 pupils interviewed - 345 pupils interviewed –227 successful pupils - 241 successful pupils - 158 VLC pupils –Promotion of Courses – How can we improve? College4U
ENHANCED ACTIVITIES Work experience placements Chef competitions Cookery demonstrations Open Days Taster Days Education Business Partnership Member of School of Ambition Team
SCHOOL/COLLEGE PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT Arrangements through which each organisation will collaborate –Full Time Link Courses –Vocational Courses for S3, S4 –Highers –Community Programmes Signed by Director of Education, College Principal and Head Teachers from each Angus School
Procedure for Induction Parents’ Evenings – March and June, College4U Staff Training – Child Protection, PDA, In- house Communication with schools and ongoing support for school pupils Evaluation –Strategic –Implementation –Team
THE PARTNERSHIP CONTINUING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE Joined up thinking across the partnership Support in meeting the demand for places Opening of the new Vocational Learning Centres Building a deeper understanding – Joint Staff Development Flexible use of resources A key partner in the delivery of the 3-18 Curriculum
Employer Engagement Kevin Murphy Director of Learning & Teaching
Background Engage employers Technology teams Construction Engineering
Issues facing industry Ageing workforce Skills gaps Re-training and up-skilling Do current qualifications meet the needs of industry?
Geoservices Geoservices has been contributing to the development of the oil and gas industry since 1958 International reputation as a prominent service company in the upstream sector (drilling and production). Headquartered near Paris, France, District Offices and Bases in over fifty countries A truly international company, Geoservices employs over 4000 people of some sixty different nationalities. World leaders in Mud logging and specialise in Well Intervention and Field Surveillance services
Engagement: outcome Asked for input into the new HNC framework Visit to company Staff CPD Guaranteed interview Jobs Visiting speakers Development of materials Joint development of short courses
Forster Roofing One of the main roofing contractor in Scotland “1 in 5 of all new homes in Scotland is having a Forster roof. Are you?” Partnership working - Determine to succeed
Engagement: outcome Angus Construction Training Group Up-skilling and re-skilling their staff HNC Quantity Surveying NC Built Environment Donations of £000’s material CPD for staff Partnership in delivery of S4W with Brechin HS Guest speaker for pupils and Intro students Validation process of HN qualifications
Win – Win Actively market college courses CPD opportunities Up to date input into curriculum design Donations of materials Real engagement with employers Investing in future employees Input into shaping curriculum to meet company/industry needs Addressing skills gaps – skill shortages Want to be involved COLLEGEEMPLOYER