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A new training programme which aims to give young people a helping hand into work or an apprenticeship is being launched by East Riding College this week.
Traineeships are being rolled out nationally to help young people gain work experience and improve their essential skills so they can make their first steps on the career ladder.
Prospective students can find out more about courses on offer at East Riding College at three open events this month.
The open events are a chance to talk to tutors, find out more about courses and have a look round the College's well-equipped and modern learning environments.
Students at East Riding College were inspired by a visit from Great Britain boxing star Amanda Coulson to one of their sports sessions.
The former Amateur Boxing Association British champion coached learners and took part in a question and answer session during one of their weekly boxing coaching sessions at the Beverley campus.
Graduates and their families packed the Priory Church of St Mary in Bridlington to celebrate the achievements of higher education students from East Riding College.
The church was full with about 400 people attending the event, which saw students presented with scrolls by Principal Derek Branton in recognition of the successful completion of their course.
Students at East Riding College have been learning about the consequences of dangerous driving at an innovative event at its Beverley campus.
The College organised the “speed dating” road safety event in conjunction with the TOM Foundation, a local charity, to press home the message about driving carefully to young people.
Employers and individuals from across the region are invited to a free information evening and presentation about welding at East Riding College’s Bridlington campus next week.
The event, from 7pm on October 24, will be an opportunity to find out more about career progression in welding and the training grants available to organisations.
East Riding College has been working with food supplement business Club Vits on the company’s workforce development for four years.
During that time, five employees have completed Intermediate or Advanced Apprenticeships in Business Administration, and all have gone on to secure permanent positions, with three still working there today and a new member of staff just beginning their apprenticeship.
Trainee joiners from East Riding College in Beverley have been polishing their skills by undertaking work at a nearby stables.
The group, who are studying towards a Level One Diploma in Site Carpentry, have been spending two days a week outside of their normal timetable on the project.
Grants of up to £20,000 are being offered to graduates who train to be maths or English teachers on a new full-time course offered by East Riding College.
The bursaries are available to those who have graduated with maths or English degrees, or other degrees which include maths or English, and who want to train to teach one of the subjects in a further education college.
A mum-of-three who got back into education at East Riding College has told current students her story after being accepted for a doctorate at the University of Hull.
Michelle Connor, 40, of Beverley, graduated from the university in the summer with a first class BSc in Psychology and her dissertation is to be published in an academic journal.
East Riding College has been named the College with the best higher education student satisfaction ratings in East Yorkshire.
Some 88 per cent of the College’s students said they were satisfied with the overall quality of their degree or other higher level course, compared to the average score of 85 per cent for all institutions nationally, which includes all universities.
Aspiring teachers can learn more about training courses at East Riding College at two open days in the coming weeks.
The events cover the full range of qualifications available at the College, from short introductory courses to three-year degrees.
Small businesses are invited to a free seminar at East Riding College which will help them take advantage of social media.
The event, which will focus on the potential benefits of Facebook and Twitter, will take place on Wednesday, September 4, at the College’s campus in Gallows Lane, Beverley.
Work on a new £220,000 multi-use games area (MUGA) at East Riding College’s Bridlington campus will begin next week.
The facility, which is due for completion in October, will have a playing surface covering 1,789 square metres and will be used for a wide variety of sports.
East Riding College is now offering a bachelor of arts degree for people who want to progress their career in the childcare sector.
From September, the College will be running a one-year “top-up” course in early childhood policy and practice, equivalent to the final year of a degree, at its Beverley campus.
People who want to get back into education and study for a degree can get there for free at East Riding College.
The College, with campuses in Bridlington and Beverley, offers free courses in English and maths, including GCSEs, to help adult learners improve their essential literacy and numeracy skills.
Two sport students are flying high with top marks after joining East Riding College, unsure about their future direction.
Richard Warriner, from Willerby, and Andrei Gillett, from Beverley, both earned a distinction* (distinction star) in their Level Two BTEC Diploma in Sport and are progressing onto the demanding Level Three BTEC Extended Diploma in Sport Coaching, Development and Fitness.
Learners who want to gain a higher level sports qualification can now study for a full bachelor of science degree at East Riding College.
From September, the College will be running a one-year “top-up” course, equivalent to the final year of a degree, at its Beverley and Bridlington campuses.
The Chairman of the Corporation of East Riding College, David Thacker, is to step down after eight years at the helm.
Mr Thacker, from Driffield, a well-known figure in education in the region and former headteacher at Driffield School, has decided to hand over the reins in his 16th year as a governor with the College.
A new further education student loans system means adults enrolling on many courses at East Riding College from September will not have to pay their course fees up front.
The 24+ Advanced Learning Loans have been introduced by the government and apply to people aged 24 and over who are studying towards courses at level three and four, equivalent to A-levels and the first year of a degree, respectively.
Young people whose ambition is to become an apprentice can get help and advice during a four-day summer school this month.
The free Pre-Apprenticeship Summer School will provide assistance for those who are looking for an employer through CV workshops and job searching.
A new record label has been set up to promote songs written and performed by East Riding College music students.
Fallen Angel Records is the brainchild of tutor Phil Owst, who carried out the project as part of his BA (Hons) in Music Production.
Students at East Riding College are taking part in a road safety campaign to highlight the dangers of careless driving to young people.
The campaign, which will be launched in the coming weeks by the Tom Foundation, focuses on talking on the phone and texting while driving, not wearing seatbelts, and passenger distraction that can lead to car accidents.
Creative students from East Riding College will be holding their end of year art and design exhibition from June 25 to 27.
The exhibition, at the campus in St Mary’s Walk, Bridlington, will feature works from learners who are studying art and design, graphics, fashion and photography, and admission is free.
Junior school pupils have had a taste of working in construction during a special visit to East Riding College.
More than 60 youngsters aged 10 and 11 made the trip from Filey Junior School to the College’s campus in St Mary’s Walk, Bridlington, to sample a variety of crafts.