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Borders College officially named one of 2021 UK’s Best Workplaces™ for Women!

Wining not one but two national awards for being a Great Place to Work™ has got the staff @BordersCollege celebrating once again! In May, the College became a ‘Great Place to Work-Certified’ organisation. And today, the announcement has been made that the College has also been listed as a ‘Best Workplace for Women™’.

College deliver training to world-renowned The Turing Trust

Borders College (@BordersCollege) Department of Enterprise and Business Innovation (DEBI) recently carried out an Emergency First Aid at Work course for the remarkable and world-renowned charitable organisation The Turing Trust, based in Loanhead.

Cabinet Secretary for #NetZero officially launches Renewable Training Centres

@BordersCollege Renewable and Energy Efficiency Training Centre was officially launched by @MathesonMichael on Thursday 24th June along with eight other centres throughout Scotland.  Michael Matheson, Cabinet Secretary for Net Zero, Energy and Transport, officially launched the Renewable & Energy Efficiency Training Centres for Scotland, supported by ESP and funded by SP Energy Networks’ £20million Green Economy Fund.

Staff represent College at first-ever Virtual Showcase

A group of Borders College (@BordersCollege) staff recently took part in the first-ever Choose College Virtual Showcase, giving prospective students the chance to chat with them and find out what exciting opportunities the College had to offer.

Train to Gain – developing the skills of the workforce

@BordersCollege - Despite the circumstances, March delivered the latest successful Train to Gain course in conjunction with @NHSBorders. In the absence of work placements, the course was adapted to give the candidates a fulfilling experience.   Offering either an Administration or General Service focus, the content was specific to these areas. Completion of the four weeks saw the candidates gain recognised certificates in Health and Safety, Food Hygiene and Data Science.

Former OGTC supports testing and certification of unique solutions

Former student wins backing of global energy giants to develop unique pipe repair technology for industrial use @BordersCollege Former Plumbing student Ross Dickinson, who completed his training with the College back in 2004, has secured the backing of OGTC and some of the world’s biggest energy sector companies to develop his unique pipe repair solutions for industrial applications both onshore and in the harshest offshore operating environments.

Colleges have a civic responsibility to support our community in any way we can

@BordersCollege – at the heart of the Borders community: Reflections on the current COVID-19 crisis At Borders College, we pride ourselves on being a cornerstone of our community and in these extraordinary times, I have never been more cognisant of our civic responsibility to support our community in any way we can.   

Doctor’s Surgery Retrofit Makeover Aims to Improve the Health of the Planet

Students from Borders College (@borderscollege) paid a visit to the doctor’s recently, to learn more about how properties can be re-purposed and retrofitted with new technology, such as ground source heating systems, to significantly reduce a building’s carbon footprint.

Sports students smash ‘500 Miles for 500 Pounds’ challenge

@BordersCollege HND and Developing Sport Year 2 students are celebrating a fantastic achievement, having just completed the ‘500 Miles for 500 Pounds’ challenge and raising £660 for the Cystic Fibrosis Trust.

South of Scotland to Benefit from new Digital Skills Hub

A new hub to promote digital skills has been announced by the South of Scotland’s two colleges.

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