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‘News’ experience for Career College students at the BBC

7 April 2020 18 students from BMet’s digital Career College were invited into the BBC earlier this month where they learnt all about the news and what goes into making it. The students were all finalists in the Career Colleges Trust’s annual digital project, run in partnership with Amazon Web Services – and had been … Continue reading ‘News’ experience for Career College students at the BBC

Scotland’s first Career College to take construction training to the next level

The Career Colleges Trust has approved City of Glasgow College to launch the first Career College in Scotland sponsored by family-owned building and civil engineering contractor, Sir Robert McAlpine. The pioneering initiative will offer employer-led skills training to 16-18-year olds. Its focus will be on the new digital methods of construction which are becoming crucial within … Continue reading Scotland’s first Career College to take construction training to the next level

How to maximise project-based learning in FE

It’s when projects revolve around tough, real-world problems that students thrive, says Dawn Buzzard Project-based learning (PBL) is catching on: its value to students is increasingly being recognised by both educators and employers. It focuses on the development of a student’s critical thinking and problem-solving skills, rather than just their ability to retain knowledge. This type of … Continue reading How to maximise project-based learning in FE

Career College student wins top apprenticeship with Amazon Web Services

A 17-year-old Career College student has had his hard work rewarded with a lucrative apprenticeship offer from digital giant AWS. Mihai Daniel Eremia (Dani) joined BMet’s Digital Career College last year to study for a Level 3 Software Developer qualification. He had moved to the UK from his native Romania to achieve his ambition of … Continue reading Career College student wins top apprenticeship with Amazon Web Services

Career Colleges Trust celebrates five years of vocational excellence

Career College representatives from all over the country attended a special conference in London yesterday, marking five years since the inception of the Career Colleges Trust. Over 80 guests attended, including Career College students, tutors and employers. The theme for the day was Career Skills, focusing on the key attributes young people need to ensure … Continue reading Career Colleges Trust celebrates five years of vocational excellence

Career Colleges Trust project named as DL100 Finalist

A digital project run by the Career Colleges Trust in partnership with Amazon Web Services has been announced as a finalist in the 7th Annual Digital Leaders 100 awards. Digital Leaders is a nationwide programme to promote effective, long-term digital transformation across government, industry and charities. The independent shortlist recognises 100 people and organisations across … Continue reading Career Colleges Trust project named as DL100 Finalist

Career College students showcase their digital skills at Amazon Web Services HQ

An exciting industry-led project has come to an exciting climax, with 58 students from four digital Career Colleges presenting their ideas to judges at Amazon Web Services’ head office in London. The 16-18 year old students had undertaken an eight-week challenge – which was run by the Career Colleges Trust in partnership with AWS, Samaritans, … Continue reading Career College students showcase their digital skills at Amazon Web Services HQ

New research reveals that teenagers are unsure where their education is heading

Almost a third of British teenagers are worried that the next few years of their education may be a ‘waste of time’ and are unsure as to where their education and careers are heading. The new study of over 1000 13-16 year olds also reveals that two thirds (66%) of respondents believe league tables and … Continue reading New research reveals that teenagers are unsure where their education is heading