Macclesfield College have delivered a range of events and activities all this week as part of the ‘Love Our Colleges’ initiative.
The campaign has been running from Monday 15 October to Friday 19 October 2018 with colleges across the country hosting events to showcase the brilliant stuff they do, day in and day out.
Many of the events centred around employability and work-related opportunities to help students get prepared for life after college.
This included a ‘Get Opportunities Fair’ on Wednesday 17th October featuring local employers and careers services and also employability sessions with the Chamber of Commerce centred on helping people build their future CV.
Later in the week, Macclesfield College hosted an open evening too from 5pm-8pm on Thursday 18th October. This coincided with the launch of the much-anticipated Whites Chef Academy which is being figure-headed by Michelin Star winning chef Aiden Byrne.
Visitors to the open evening were able to learn all about this new catering provision, tour the state-of-the-art facilities, chat to expert tutors and discover the college’s great links with local and national employers.
Other activities included enrichment events, progression talks and some course trips. Sports students for example visited Mottram Hall on Thursday 18th to play golf while Public Service students headed to the Cheshire Police Headquarters in Winsford to take part in Riot Training.
The ‘Love Our Colleges’ campaign is a partnership between Association of Colleges (AoC), National Union of Students (NUS), Association of College and School Leaders (ASCL), University and Colleges Union (UCU), Unison, GMB, TUC and National Education Union (NEU).
Whether it’s through top-class technical education, basic skills or lifelong learning, colleges help people of all ages and backgrounds to make the most of their talents and ambitions. Rooted in local communities, they are crucial in driving social mobility and providing the skills to boost local and regional economies.
David Hughes, Chief Executive, Association of Colleges, has said of the initiative: “Every single day colleges like Macclesfield College provide a world class education and transform the lives of millions of people.
“Colleges Week is an opportunity to celebrate the brilliant things that go on and a chance to showcase the brilliant staff that make it possible. It is simple; if we want a world-class education system then we need to properly invest in it.”
For more information and images from the events that took place at the college this week, check out the Macclesfield College Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/MacclesfieldCollege