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Careers Team Roadshow

May 02 2018
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Dudley College of Technology, is running a Careers Advice Roadshow across the Learning Quarter from Tuesday 8th to Thursday 10th May 2018.

As part of the roadshow, the newly expanded Matrix approved Information and Guidance (IAG) team, Jennifer Walton, Fatima Khan and Gina Whitaker, pictured, will be offering drop-in careers advice to all current students, providing professional and impartial advice and guidance on future career options, and the different pathways to get there.

Dudley College's Netball Success

Apr 18 2018
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Dudley College’s competitive netball team have lots to celebrate, after a fantastically successful season. The team won the West Midlands College 2nd League, after beating Shrewsbury Sixth Form 45-37 in the leagues decider match on Wednesday 18th April 2018. The winning match also secured them a promotion to the West Midlands College’s top division. Whilst also gaining them the title of undefeated champions of the league!

Colleges Combine to Tackle Exclusion

Apr 10 2018
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A consortium of Further Education colleges in the West Midlands has secured £710,000 of new funding from the Department for Education to support people at work who find it difficult to access traditional college courses. Dudley College of Technology, on behalf of The West Midlands Further Education Group, submitted a successful bid which aims to provide a new and integrated package of online, flexible and blended learning support for people in the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) region.

National Careers Week

Mar 02 2018
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Information Advice and GuidanceThis year's National Careers Week is March 5th – 10th and aims to help the future generation to understand the links between courses, skills and the pathways they open up. The focus here at Dudley College of Technology is firmly on helping learners to understand where their learning can take them.

Lowell Williams, Dudley College of Technology Recognised at the TES Awards 2018

Feb 27 2018
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Award host, comedian Alan Davies, Lowell Williams: FE Leader of the Year and Mark White, chair, Stockton Riverside College, and trustee, Education & Training FoundationChief Executive Officer, Dudley College of Technology and Chair of the Board of Dudley Academies Trust, Lowell Williams has won the prestigious “FE Leader of the Year” award at the annual TES Awards ceremony, held in London on Friday night (23rd February 2018). In a ceremony hosted by the TV celebrity Alan Davies, Mr Williams was recognised by more than 800 representatives of the FE sector. Judges’ noted his inspirational leadership has seen the fortunes of the college turn-around during the 10 years under his stewardship.

Construction students support local charity and help Dorothy reach Kansas

Feb 16 2018
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Tutor Martin Stain lends a helping handStudents from Dudley College’s Construction Apprenticeship Training Centre (CAT) have helped raise over £20,000 for patient care at Mary Steven’s Hospice by supporting the hospice to stage a charity performance of “The Wizard of Oz” pantomime. With only a week to go before the curtain was raised; Construction Tutors Martin Stain and Paul Jones were approached by the charity with an urgent request to help them stage the show by building some crucial props.

College CEO Accepts National Appointment

Jan 23 2018
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Lowell Williams Outside Dudley AdvanceDudley College’s Chief Executive Officer Lowell Williams has been named as one of only 7 appointments to the government’s new advisory group which has been established to improve the quality of further education. The group which will be known as the National Leaders of Further Education (NLFE), is made up of some of the best principals in the country from colleges who have been rated good or outstanding by Ofsted, the sector regulator. The NLFE has been created in order to bring the quality of all of the 300 FE colleges across the country up to the standards of the very best, as part of a raft of initiatives the government is taking forward to strengthen the role and remit of the FE Commissioner.

Higher Awards Graduation 2017

Dec 07 2017
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Higher Awards CeremonyFriday 1st December saw yet another cohort of Dudley graduates receive their Higher Education Awards, in the company of their friends and family at our annual graduation event. With learners from 24 different programme areas ranging from HNC Electrical Engineering to HND Travel and Tourism – the evening showcased the breadth of our higher education provision and was testimony to the real difference we make to the lives of our learners.

Somali children link past and future

Nov 28 2017
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Children from the Ileys Community centre in Smethwick took part last week in an innovative project to teach them about the history of the Black Country and show them how traditional skills such as forging and chain making are being updated by new technology.  The project which is a collaboration between the Black Country Living Museum and Dudley College of Technology is intended to give the children an appreciation of the industrial past whilst introducing them to future career options.

Dudley College of Technology hosts British Council skills event

Nov 21 2017
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Earlier this month (November) the college played host to two important groups of visitors. The first were delegates from Pakistan, Nigeria, Bangladesh and Ghana who were part of a British Council initiative and the second a group from the Indian Skills Ministry supported by the Association of Colleges (AoC).