Articles from Chris JENNINGS

College partnership leads to first apprenticeships

A pioneering programme which provides work experience opportunities for young people interested in a career in painting and decorating has created its first full time apprenticeships. Trades4Care (@Trades4C) pairs students from Bishop Auckland College (@bishopcollege) with qualified tradespersons to work on maintenance projects at healthcare, education and community venues as part of a wider life skills and employability programme.

Turing Scheme funding success to bring “life-changing” experience for childcare students

Childcare students from Bishop Auckland College (@bishopcollege) are heading on a journey of discovery to Italy as part of a new Government foreign study scheme. The lucky 15 first year level three students will spend two weeks next summer in Reggio Emilia, famous for its pioneering philosophical approach to early years development and education.

Engineering recruitment specialist hired for top college role

Engineering recruitment specialist Patrick Lonergan has been hired for a top college role. Patrick has been appointed as the new Chair of Bishop Auckland College Corporation (@bishopcollege), replacing Pamela Petty who has served on the board for eight years.

Inspirational teacher wins coveted industry award

A dedicated teacher described as having “unswerving loyalty to his learners” has won a coveted industry award. Andrew Grant has been named New North East Teacher of the Year in the Lord Glenamara Memorial Prize awards.

Award-winning college lecturer launches unique photography project

Having recently snapped up a regional award for his wedding photography, Bishop Auckland College (@bishopcollege) lecturer John Alderson is back in the headlines again after launching a unique project.

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