Derby College students have been flying the flag for vocational careers at the Skills Show at Birmingham's NEC – the UK's largest skills, apprenticeships and careers event.
Firstly mature student Haralds Jonans (37) clinched the silver medal in the senior Plastering competition. Haralds, from Chaddesden, came to the UK from Latvia seven years ago and is one of more than 20 deaf learners who attend Derby College – supported by signers in the workshop and in lessons.
He completed an intricate Plastering challenge over the three day competition and narrowly missed out on winning the gold medal.
Derby College has teamed up with colleagues at Gateshead College to launch a research project into the skills shortages and limited engagement in Construction degree courses.
The BRIDGE project has been supported by the Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) Catalyst Fund and has been prompted by a Construction Skills Network report which has highlighted a growing skills shortage in the industry.
An extravaganza of boxing, mixed martial arts and ballroom dancing held at our Roundhouse Campus has helped to smash a £10million fundraising milestone.
Over a hundred beginner boxers, fighters and dancers competed across the weekend in front of a packed out Roundhouse, jiving, punching and grappling their way to victory.
A group of Derby College students have helped to organise a conference for their peers to share important messages about staying safe.
The group of students on the Level 3 Protective Services study programme, based at Broomfield Hall, have been working with Derbyshire police as ambassadors for Project Zao – an initiative to raise awareness amongst young people of the dangers of carrying a knife.
A world-leading automotive manufacturing supplier in Measham has launched an apprenticeship recruitment drive to take on and train 60 young people over the coming months.
Plastic Omnium in Westminster Industrial Estate designs and supplies bodywork components such as bumpers and tailgates for the world's automobile manufacturers and is part of the international Plastic Omnium group which operates in 30 countries.
A group of Derby College students have raised more than £440 to help buy new sensory play equipment for a charity that supports the families of children with special needs.
Tegan's Butterflies in Paradise was set up last year by a group of local parents who themselves have children with special needs. It is named after Tegan Treece who had Down Syndrome and died in 2011 aged three and a half and whose mum Mel is vice-chair of the group.
Entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi OBE has hosted an event Derby College's Roundhouse Campus to launch the new phase of the Breakfast Club project.
The scheme, to offer funded breakfast's through local business to children across Derby city schools, is a collaborative project between Derby City Council, leading City entrepreneur Kavita Oberoi OBE, Aaron Thalmann, Mike and Dana Copestake, Derby County Football Community Trust and HIS Church.
A mature student at Derby College has reached the National Finals of the Skillbuild Competition which will be held at Birmingham's NEC in November (16 – 18).
Haralds Jonans (37) from Chaddesden is originally from Latvia. He is one of more than 20 deaf learners who attend Derby College – supported by signers in the workshop and in lessons.
Current Derby College Student Union President, Carl Anderson has been highly commended in the Association of Colleges (AoC) Student of the Year Awards 2017.
Carl (18) studied ICT at the College and, having held the positions of student ambassador, vice-president of the Student Union at The Roundhouse site and Inclusion Champion, is now employed as President of the Derby College Student Union, voted for by his fellow students.
Award-winning Bespoke Inns is working with Derby College to find an apprentice with the aptitude and passion for everything to do with craft beer and real ale to learn the trade at its fast-growing micro-brewery.
The micro-brewery was launched two years ago at The Boot in Repton and currently produces eight different real ales.
These are distributed and served at all of Bespoke Inns' pubs and restaurants – The Boot, The Dragon in Willington and Harpur's in Melbourne plus a few other selected outlets.
The Roundhouse Events team based at the historic Roundhouse, Pride Park, are celebrating the 30th anniversary of the 'Dirty Dancing' film release, which has been a firm favourite with generations of movie fans.
This Autumn is the first time the beautiful Roundhouse will be turned into an indoor cinema on Saturday October 14, giving guests a chance to cosy up inside the historic building and enjoy a cinematic experience like no other.
Derby College has teamed up with Derby Museums to provide additional opportunities for Travel and Tourism and Creative Arts students based at the Roundhouse and the Joseph Wright Centre.
The Derby Museum Employer Academy joins more than 20 other partnerships with local and regional businesses and organisations with students applying to be part of a year-long programme including guest speakers, special projects, work placements and mentoring support.