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Leanne Leads the Way

Life may have stood still for many of us during lockdown, but for Leanne Jones it’s been the opposite. Not only has the mum of three got a new job at Neath College (part of NPTC Group of Colleges, @NPTCGroup) she’s also become the first female to be appointed as Deputy Leader of Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council, (NPTCBC) and she couldn’t be happier.

NPTC Group of Colleges provides Virtual Electric Vehicle training to delegates in India

NPTC Group of Colleges (@NPTCGroup) were delighted to collaborate with the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) to deliver a six-day Training of the Trainers (ToT) programme to prepare professionals in advance of new EV technologies and UK pedagogies and methods. This is the first ToT programme of its kind delivered by NPTC Group of Colleges externally. The programme was delivered virtually through NPTC Group of Colleges' Online Portal and involved 28 trainers registered under the ToT programme, all of whom have experience in the automobile sector and are based in India. The launch event involved over 60 participants, which along with the College trainers and delegates, included high profile dignitaries from the UK government, NITI Aayog, Ministry of Skills Development & Entrepreneurship. Prof. Neela Dabir, Dean of the School of Vocational Education, Mumbai, reiterated the need for broader use of EVs to reduce carbon emissions, which is a priority on a global scale. She appreciated the ongoing ToT in EVs as an exemplary effort since this is a widely pioneering initiative to propagate skilling in this area. James Llewellyn, Head of International Operations at NPTC Group of Colleges, confirmed that NPTC Group is in discussions to deliver additional EV programmes and are further developing wider Technical vocational and pedagogical online programmes to meet increased demand. Newtown and Brecon College Lecturers Tony Burgoyne, Daniel Pritchard and William Davies, who have all delivered numerous courses to overseas learners, said they were 'truly delighted to be part of this pioneering project at a virtual level'. Lecturers provided a virtual tour of the College and workshops, highlighting equipment and machinery used within the EV programme, providing demonstrations of technical education online. Some of the trainees also shared their positive experiences of the ToT training so far. The event ended with a vote of thanks from the FCDO.

Success on the Farm

Whilst it remains a challenging time for the industry, students on agricultural courses at NPTC Group of Colleges (@NPTCGroup) haven’t slowed down, putting in hours of hard work.

New Role for College Legal Eagle

NPTC Group of Colleges (@NPTCGroup) is strengthening its community links and has appointed former commercial lawyer Gemma Charnock to lead the way Gemma takes on the new position of Vice Principal: External Relations after previously holding the position of Assistant Principal: Governance at the College and Company Secretary to all of the Group’s subsidiary companies. As well as continuing with these roles, she will also lead on all external relationships, directing the College towards being recognised as a responsible business with greater consideration for ethical, environmental and community goals.

Alumnus Dan Morris – A Journey into Law

The newest member of our esteemed alumni community, Dan Morris has shared his experience at NPTC Group of Colleges (@NPTCGroup) and his career success in the field of Law. We asked Dan a few questions about his specific choice in career, his journey through education and how he ended up working in law in the UK Capital.

NPTC Group of Colleges and China

As the COVID-19 pandemic broke in Spring of 2020, NPTC Group of Colleges (@NPTCGroup) launched its ‘Supporting our colleagues in China’ campaign. This campaign involved rapid digitalisation to continue delivering outstanding training to its Chinese Vocational College clients.

Royal Mail and LRC Training during #NAW2021

@LRC_Training and @RoyalMail during #NAW2021 LRC Trainingwas established by Llanelli Rural Council in 1988. Its purpose was to provide work experience and training for unemployed adults. LRC Training remains a self-financing department within Llanelli Rural Council.

Jobforce Wales showcase their Apprentice stories for #NAW2021

@JobforceWales (GVCE Ltd) is a private training provider sector organisation Set up in 1985 to support individuals and businesses in Carmarthenshire.  In 2011, the company became a subsidiary of NPTC Group of Colleges (@NPTCGroup).

Brecon Beacons College Has The Recipe For Success!

A cookbook with a difference is capturing the hearts and the stomachs of the community in Brecon – it even has Rugby International Dan Lydiate hooked.

Keeping The Nation’s Teeth Healthy!

@Learn_Kit Ltd is one of eight partners within the @SkillsAcadWales and is a training company, operating throughout Wales, specialising in Dental Nursing.

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