Borders College and Eildon Housing Association have formalised a partnership in recognition of their similar objective of working for the greater good of the region’s population and communities.

The organisations said they both appreciate there is a benefit of working in partnership due to their many areas of shared interest such as: workforce development, care services, construction, sustainability/sustainable technology, community benefits and digital skills/technology.

Steps to enhance this relationship were taken last week with the signing of a formal Memorandum of Understanding by Angela Cox, chief executive of Borders College, and Nile Istephan, Eildon’s chief executive.

Mr Istephan said: “This Memorandum of Understanding formalises our commitment to work together on the significant areas that we have in common, such as attracting and developing talent to support business growth, the creation of high quality jobs and the delivery of inclusive economic growth.

“Borders College has undertaken extensive work on Care with NHS Borders and SBC/SB Cares to develop a Care Career Academy model. This is significant to Eildon as we embark on a rapid expansion in the care service business.

“As a major provider of new homes, we know the construction sector is rapidly changing and there are significant challenges ahead which require modern innovative methods and skills which the College is also heavily invested in.”

Angela Cox said: “Both organisations are developing and adopting innovative solutions to address the Care and Housing need within the Borders along with reducing our carbon footprint.

“Borders College is delighted to continue to work in partnership with Eildon Housing recognising that collectively we will have a more significant impact on the socio-economic priorities for the Borders.” 

Mr Istephan added: “We realise this range of activities is not exhaustive and this Memorandum of Understanding has been drawn up for a period of three years. It will be supported by a formal plan with appointed lead officials and timelines. Our senior teams will meet bi-annually to review their progress.”

Advertisement

You may also be interested in these articles:

Register, Login or Login with your Social Media account:


Advertisers

Newsroom Activity

Jo Moriani added a new event 1 hour

Mental Health and developing Resilience

Overview This is a dynamic, high quality session which will provide professionals with a space to explore their awareness of what mental health is....

  • Thursday, 16 April 2020 10:30 AM
  • Online
Jo Moriani added a new event 1 hour

The Initial Assessment All Teachers and Trainers should be...

Overview This webinar has been designed to help participants improve their understanding of the reasons why they should undertake specific initial...

  • Tuesday, 21 April 2020 10:30 AM
  • Online

The FE News Channel gives you the latest breaking news and updates on emerging education strategies and the #FutureofEducation.

Providing trustworthy and positive news and views since 2003, we publish exclusive peer to peer articles from our feature writers, as well as user content across our network of over 3000 Newsrooms, offering multiple sources of news across the Education and Employability sectors.

FE News also broadcast live events, webinars, video interviews and news bulletins so you receive the latest developments in Skills News and across the Apprenticeship, Further Education and Employability sectors.

 RSS IconRSS Feed Selection Page