Lincoln College is celebrating the Association of Colleges #LoveOurColleges Week by sharing a Week in the Life of Lincoln College.
The week of action is designed to demonstrate why the Chancellor should ensure meaningful and sustainable investment in colleges in his comprehensive spending review.
Lincoln College will therefore be talking about the social and economic value it adds through education and training all week.
Gary Headland, CEO of Lincoln College Group said: “Today marks the start of a national campaign to raise awareness of the role that further education colleges (FECs) play in their local communities.
“FECs are charities and they have trustees, known as governors; any profits made are reinvested in their local communities.
“FECs have a range of very important stakeholders including students, employers, local authorities and local enterprise partnerships.
“FEC students can range in age from 14 to our oldest recorded student (who was 78 at the time of undertaking an upskilling course) from all parts of their communities.
“FECs deliver programmes extending from foundation learning through to master’s degrees (Level 7).
“Learning provided by FECs is often classroom and workshop-based academic, technical and vocational education or apprenticeships. Many colleges offer higher education programmes and other bespoke programmes for local employers.
“An investment in your local college is an investment in your community.”
A Week in the Life of Lincoln College will include:
- May 13: Day 1 Celebration of construction – Hundreds of students and employers took part in a week-long celebration of the construction industry last week, and today it culminated with competition winning students being presented with their prizes by Lincoln College Group CEO Gary Headland.
- May 14: Newark Employers Fair at Newark College– 25 employers promoting apprenticeship and full-time vacancies with all students attending in half-hour slots.
- May 15: D2N2 CEO Sajeeda Rose visits Lincoln and Newark Colleges to tour the facilities and discuss future support for expansion at Newark
- May 15: Electrical Engineering Employer event at Lincoln College, hosted by the Electrical Engineering department. This will involve a student competition across all three campuses and an inspirational guest speaker
- May 16: Newark College staff and students at Expo East. Alison Williams and Holly Kemp will be attending with two Newark College Business students. The students will be handing out college made cakes as promotional activity to support the marketing module of their course. CEO Gary Headland will be taking part in a Mental Health seminar
- May 17: Lincoln College hosting the Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce networking event at Sessions Restaurant. Director of Business Development and Commercial Mark Taylor will be speaking at the event, which will include a tour of Escape Lincoln. This is an opportunity to promote apprenticeships in the business community.
- May 18: Lincoln Welcome Day. The college hosts 700 students who have applied to college for taster lessons and interviews to secure their college places.