Dudley College of Technology’s Photography Lecturer Phil Brooks has been honoured with a Silver Award for the FE Lecturer of the Year. Selected from thousands of nominations, Phil is now in the running to win the highly prestigious Pearson National FE Teacher of the Year. This ceremony, entitled ‘Britain’s Classroom Heroes’ will be broadcast on the BBC later in the year.
Dudley College of Technology is celebrating another successful year of helping hundreds of learners to secure successful grades (grade 9-4 / as was A* -C), in their GCSE resits, with 63.4% of learners achieving top grades in English and 41.5% in mathematics. This is a slightly improved picture on last year as 61.5% of learners achieved equivalent grades in English and 40.4% in mathematics.
Dudley Sixth College students are once more celebrating their A level results, with an overall pass rate of 99.3% and 100% pass rate in 31 of the 34 subjects studied, in what has been a unique year for staff and students alike.
A partnership of colleges in the West Midlands, supported by the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA), has been boosted by a Government fund aimed at keeping more young people in further education and training.
The partners have won £500,000 from the Department for Education’s College Collaboration Fund, which is designed to develop greater collaboration across the sector.
Today Prime Minister Boris Johnson chose Dudley College of Technology to make a major announcement about the government’s investment plans to boost the economy. Pledging to “Build, Build, Build” the Prime Minister vowed the government would tackle the problems created by the “lightning flash” of the pandemic by pumping investment into a huge programme of public works and by pledging £5bn towards developing the infrastructure of the UK. He also committed £12bn on affordable housing in what amounted to an investment prospectus of £600bn over the next five years.
Dudley College of Technology is supporting the Association of College’s skills recovery plan which sets out a number of measures that outline the way in which the further education sector plans to respond to the economic impact of Covid-19. The plan places a focus on maintaining high quality education and training for young people and adults, on preparing people for jobs as soon as these become available and on supporting adults who lose their jobs to train or retrain.
Dudley College of Technology and Avensys UK Limited are announcing an exciting new partnership, which will see the development of niche curriculum in medical engineering. Avensys UK Limited currently provide, maintain and support a wide range of medical and dental equipment serving MoD, private hospitals, NHS, CCG’s and Dental Practices. As demand for skilled medical engineers continues to as a result of Covid-19, this partnership will expand opportunities for learners at the college.
Dudley College of Technology is helping to support the NHS and communities across the West Midlands by using its state-of-the-art facilities and exclusive equipment during the COVID-19 pandemic.
In a glittering ceremony held at Buckingham Palace, Dudley College of Technology has received a Queen’s Anniversary Prize for Education. The Queen’s Anniversary Prizes are granted by Her Majesty the Queen, and are a UK-wide award recognising excellence, innovation and public benefit in work carried out by UK colleges and universities. The Prizes are the highest national Honour awarded in UK further and higher education.
A new construction plant training centre at Dudley College of Technology will help unemployed local people start a new career in the industry, thanks to funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA). The centre in Brierley Hill will give adults the skills they need to work on major infrastructure projects in the region, such as the Midland Metro expansion, new business parks and cycle routes.