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1 Angus College Angus Council

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3 OVERVIEW Making a difference School/College activities School/College partnership agreement Vocational Learning Centres Partnership continuing to make a difference – where are we going?

4 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

5 BREAKDOWN OF PROVISION Full Time No of Courses Highers Total

6 BREAKDOWN OF PROVISION S3 - 66(5) 64(5) 99(7) 113(9) S465(5) 59(5) 67(5)128(9) 128(9) Total Applications 2005/6 2006/7 2007/8 2007/8 (College) (VLC) S S S5/6 14 Total

7 SCHOOL/COLLEGE ACTIVITIES S3, S4 Interview Procedure (Interviews carried out in School) 2006/7 2007/8 –408 pupils interviewed pupils interviewed –227 successful pupils successful pupils VLC pupils –Promotion of Courses – How can we improve? College4U

8 ENHANCED ACTIVITIES Work experience placements Chef competitions Cookery demonstrations Open Days Taster Days Education Business Partnership Member of School of Ambition Team

9 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

10 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

11 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

12 Employer Engagement Kevin Murphy Director of Learning & Teaching

13 Background Engage employers Technology teams Construction Engineering

14 Issues facing industry Ageing workforce Skills gaps Re-training and up-skilling Do current qualifications meet the needs of industry?

15 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

16 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

17 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

18 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

19 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

20 Any questions?


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