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July 2016

GC students cater The Chef’s Forum event

Chefs from across Bath and The Cotswolds gathered at Homewood Park in Bath on Monday 27 June, for an afternoon of Segway fun, gourmet grilling and food-fuelled capers, catered by head chef Simon Addison, with support from students from GC, Bath College and HIT Training.

GC launches virtual reality campus tours

Gloucestershire College has turned to the immersive capabilities of virtual reality to support students to transition from school to college by launching 360° virtual tours of its Gloucester and Cheltenham campuses.

Girls Get Set for a career in STEM

Following the huge success of last year’s event, Gloucestershire College and GE Aviation are once again teaming up to host Girls Get Set, a scheme designed to inspire girls to innovate and think about a career in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).

Careers Column 1 - Making sure your child is supported in education

In the first of the 2016 series of Careers Columns, Ellie Wallace, our Advice and Guidance Coordinator explains how you can make sure your child is supported in education.

GC and SWAC partner to boost county apprenticeships

Gloucestershire College is delighted to announce its partnership with SWAC (The South West Apprenticeship Company), to combine apprenticeship knowledge and offer county employers an enhanced apprenticeship service.

Careers Column 2 - Apprenticeships explained

In the second of the 2016 series of Careers Columns, Paul Halling, our Advice and Guidance Coordinator explains the facts, myths and benefits of apprenticeships to help you decide if this path is right for your child.

GC featured in county's Top 100 Businesses

Gloucestershire College features on the list of the Top 100 Businesses in the county for a second year running.

Taking care of future with on-job training

A common misconception about apprenticeships is that they are just for professions such as hairdressing and construction, however apprenticeships are now offered in over 1,500 job roles, across 170 industries – including health and social care.

Art students give RSPB a natural lightshow

Visitors to the RSPB’s Nagshead woodland reserve will see nature in a whole new light this summer, thanks to art and design students from Gloucestershire College.

Careers Column 3 - Helping your child become work ready

In the third of the 2016 series of Careers Columns, Laura Davies, our Advice and Guidance Coordinator explains how to help your child become work ready.

GC scoops two Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards

Gloucestershire College celebrated a successful night at the 2016 Gloucestershire Apprenticeship Awards, with wins in two categories.

Careers Column 4 - Growing Gloucestershire Industries

In the fourth of the 2016 series of Careers Columns, Steve Weldon, our Advice and Guidance Manager helps you understand Gloucestershire's growing industries.

GC House Blog 9. TES magazine, hot weather and china mugs!

This week we talk about our recent visitors, the new kitchen and how we've battled with the July heat.

There's also news on our next project...

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