Newbury College is delighted to join the Industry Specialist Teaching and Knowledge Exchange programme, working with the full support of Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and funding from the European Social Fund.
For small and medium-sized employers, it is imperative that they invest in the right employee who can add value to their business from day one. In the current economic climate, people who are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to hit the ground running in the world of work are more valuable than ever.
That’s why Newbury College is looking to work with 175 local businesses to help address the local skills shortage in the Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths industries. We’ll provide a platform for employers to share current industry methods, ideas, and best practice. Together, we will shape our further education curriculum to ensure young people are “business fit” as soon as they finish their studies.
The College is working with the full support of Thames Valley Berkshire Local Enterprise Partnership and funding from the European Social Fund. We support this programme in collaboration with our partners Activate Learning Education Trust, Windsor Forest Colleges Group and Activate Learning.
Benefits for employers
By providing teacher placements or delivering masterclasses, employers can define the skills development of our future workforce. Successful engagements will also be documented through case studies and used to promote the programme, thereby raising the profile of partnering businesses. You'll also have the opportunity to spot future talent amongst the students on the programme!
If you want to learn more about the project, get involved, or if you have an existing science or technology problem that our students could help with through a project-based learning exercise, get in touch! Whether you think you could spare half an hour speaking to students, or potentially provide a teacher or student placement opportunity, we’d love to work with you.