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The South Central Institute of Technology shows it means business signing top tech expert

The South Central Institute of Technology (IoT) has pulled off a major recruitment coup in appointing Paul Gartside to the team, former Vice President for Engineering at software giants, McAfee.

Milton Keynes College and Aston Martin @RedBullRacing apprenticeships offer podium start for careers

Milton Keynes College and Aston Martin Red Bull Racing are offering six apprenticeships to would-be engineers seeking a life in the fastest of fast lanes in the world of Formula One.

Principal Appointed for new Institute of Technology at Bletchley Park

The consortium led by Milton Keynes College behind plans for a new Institute of Technology (IoT) at Bletchley Park has appointed its first principal. Alex Warner is currently Director of the Technology Faculty for one of the group partners, Activate Learning which operates Further Education (FE) colleges across Oxfordshire, Berkshire and Surrey. He says, “I was involved in the early bidding process, developing a vision for an IoT at the Park and I could not be more thrilled and excited. It’s a huge honour and responsibility being the first principal. It’s a dream job because we’re starting with a blank page and the possibilities are endless. From the very moment I was offered the job I just knew I had to grab it with both hands.”

Unique partnership to train teachers for Milton Keynes

Milton Keynes College and Two Mile Ash Initial Teacher Training Partnership are collaborating in order to train more teachers and fill gaps in city classrooms. Nationally, government targets for teacher training have been missed for the past seven years with many schools struggling to recruit staff.

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Anglian Water Alliance students celebrate apprenticeship success

A group of students from Milton Keynes College (@MKCollege) are celebrating after becoming the first to be awarded Groundworker apprenticeship jobs with @AnglianWater’s Alliances.

Julie Mills driving education in Milton Keynes for thirty years

Thirty years ago today (1 Sept) Dr Julie Mills OBE (@CEOMKCollege), first walked through the doors of Milton Keynes College (@MKCollege)  Today she is Group Principal and CEO commanding enormous respect in the city and the wider world of education, but when she was a teenager herself such a future seemed unlikely.

New options for post-COVID career changes from the South Central Institute of Technology

The pandemic is bringing enormous changes everywhere and at the South Central Institute of Technology (SCIoT) @MKCollege, it also looks like many people have decided now is the time for a change in direction. With that in mind, staff at the SCIoT have created new technology courses which aren’t yet on offer anywhere else in the country making sure what’s being taught is completely up-to-date.

Arts for the economy's sake: #STEM vs Creative Skills

Arts for the economy's sake I spend a lot of time promoting STEM subjects, especially when it comes to encouraging girls and women to study them.

Love nurses, love fire fighters, but #LoveOurColleges too!

The government’s announcement that austerity is over will undoubtedly encourage a clamour of voices from all areas of public service asking for more cash in next month’s Autumn Statement.

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