In an unprecedented move, the leaders of every general further education college in England have joined forces to write an open letter to the Chancellor and Secretary of State for Education urging them to “answer the calls from business” and respond to the “challenges of technological change and Brexit” by urgently investing in the country’s technical and vocational education system by implementing the main recommendations of the government’s recent Post-18 Education Review (the Augar Review).
Pink Moon Café opened on Queen Street in Exeter earlier this year and is already a firm favourite amongst students and locals alike. Three of our Michael Caines Academy students (Poppy, Kaveh and Will) have just come to the end of a six week work placement there so we went along to find out what they have been up to.
Working with local providers, Exeter College is launching two new apprenticeships in IT and Software Development; a Software and Development Technician at Level 3 and a Software Developer at Level 4. It has been highlighted in the local economy that there is a growing need for digital skills, and it is hoped that these new apprenticeship programmes will help fill the skills gap.
Two current dance students from Exeter College have been selected to perform in the latest adaptation of world renowned choreographer, Matthew Bourne’s, latest adaptation of Romeo and Juliet at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth. Ella Roberts and Jess Tarrant were selected from thousands that auditioned to be two out of six young dancers chosen from across the Southwest, they joined the young cast in production from 4-8 June 2019 at the Theatre Royal, Plymouth.