College secures new facilities following its first trust funding campaign

first_img About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of GoodJobs.org.uk. Researching massive growth in giving. Tagged with: Consulting & Agencies Funding International Fundraising Consultancy Barnet and Southgate College has opened a centre dedicated to learners with learning difficulties and disabilities and equipped with state-of-the-art facilities, following its first trust funding appeal.The LLDD Centre of Excellence was formally opened on 23 April 2015 by former paralympian Baroness Grey-Thompson, following the initial success of the campaign, which was developed with assistance from the International Fundraising Consultancy.The fundraising campaign has secured £280,000, which has funded equipment including a hydrotherapy pool, a sensory room, a wheelchair-accessible mini-bus, an independent living training flat, a drama studio, catering café and a sports hall with rebound therapy.Fundraising ‘unusual’ for colleges like thisStephen Forster, Director of Finance and Corporate Operations at Barnet and Southgate College said:“As a sector, colleges have tended not to partake in large-scale fundraising campaigns. However, with ever-reducing statutory budgets, it is now essential for such establishments to reach out to alternative funding sources. The uniqueness of this project really helped with the success of this appeal.” Advertisement  47 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis Howard Lake | 30 April 2015 | Newscenter_img College secures new facilities following its first trust funding campaign He added:“Sourcing funding to equip our LLDD Centre was a new area for the college. We didn’t have the expertise in-house to do this; and it’s a process that needs a careful approach, something we really couldn’t have done without IFC. We are well on our way to reaching our target, and I’m convinced that we will exceed it thanks to IFC.”Funders who contributedFunding has so far been received from The Thompson Family Charitable Trust, John Lyons Charity, Garfield Weston Foundation, The Wolfson Foundation and The Sobell Foundation. AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThislast_img read more

Vocational values

first_imgVocational valuesOn 1 Apr 2003 in Personnel Today Rick Firth has recently joined Edexcel as the director of the BTECschemes.  Here he outlines his ambitionsfor vocational education and trainingHaving worked in vocational education and training for more than 15 years, Iam excited by the chance my new role in Edexcel offers to contribute to thechanging vocational education landscape, and hopefully, to promote andinfluence the perception of its value. Edexcel’s BTEC brand has a track record going back many years of deliveringwell-qualified ‘fit for purpose’ people into industry. Having worked inindustry, I have seen for myself that many companies are enlightened enough tounderstand that every workforce needs a balance of both academic and vocationalskills. The choice between taking candidates who are ‘job ready’, and those whohave demonstrated academic excellence and potential, is often weighted infavour of the vocationally educated. Development costs Companies in the UK recognise that graduates joining them will need specificjob skills and industry knowledge before they begin to contribute fully to theorganisation, which takes time and additional investment. It is accepted that investment in many graduate training programmes involve1-2 years of company and industry orientation, and an additional developmentcost which can reach £30- £40k-plus. Set against this, the job-ready, industry-aware vocational graduate offersdistinct speed and cost advantages for companies. Yet too often it seems, as far as gov ernment, the supply side and thepublic at large are concerned, there is no consistent view of the value ofvocational education in the workplace.  Much of this is embedded in our educational structures and willtake time to change. Encouragingly for the less-academically minded – and 50per cent of students do not get above a C at GCSE – the Government’sannouncement about its future strategy for 14-to-19 year-olds will addresstheir needs, offer real vocational choices and a head start in career development.More work is needed, though, to reduce the tokenism and really promote thevalue of a vocational path against a traditional education route. There is a recognised shortage of skilled technicians andmanagers in the UK and organisations such as the Institute of EmploymentStudies are researching exactly where these shortages lie. We must all begin totruly value the work that qualified technicians and managers do and give futuregenerations the chance to enhance the profile of their vocational route througheducation as a first choice of career.The Government also has to resist fixing what is not broken andavoid dispensing with parts of the vocational scene that are working well. TheBTEC Higher National Certificates and Diplomas (HNC/HND) have established aworldwide reputation as standards of excellence for employer- recognised higherlevel qualifications, yet the introduction of FoundationDegrees led to some uncertainty over their placein the ongoing framework. Education targets The Government has recognised the huge value and currency HND/Cs have.Edexcel’s 80,000 annual registrations for the HNDs will go some way to helpingthe Government meet its target to get 50 per cent of young people into highereducation. Introducing the HND into the foundation degree framework now willboost employers’ recognition of vocational qualifications. It is important wealso preserve the goodwill of employers and value invested in the HNC/D brandwithin different sectors. I believe raising the value perception of vocationaleducation is firmly on the agenda and I detect a will from key stakeholders toassist in this process. I believe we can build the profile of the BTEC brand yet further. We intendto offer complete progression routes for students making a vocational choice asan alternative to an academic path. We will work even closer with industry andemployers to ensure we are developing programmes that are demand-led, and willtherefore deliver students who can demonstrate effective job ready and market-neededskills. Our aim is to offer qualifications and products that continue to berespected and demanded by industry, sought after by students and parents, andrecognised for meeting national and international needs by the educationsector, government and regulators. Previous Article Next Article Comments are closed. Related posts:No related photos.last_img read more

Broccoli bread prompts huge response

first_imgA former City banker has found success in bakery following the launch of a low-carbohydrate bread.Founder of Plan Bread, Paul Shackleton, who set up the company last year, has been inundated with enquiries after receiving coverage of his innovative new product in the national press.Originally setting his sights on creating the lowest-calorie bread he could, Shackleton said extensive research made him realise that calories were not everything when it came to a healthy diet and, instead, he focused his efforts on creating a low-carbohydrate bread.As someone who avoided eating heavy sandwiches at lunch, when he worked in the City, he wanted to come up with an alternative for people who still enjoyed a sandwich, but who didn’t want a carbohydrate-heavy meal, he told British Baker.Following the testing of creations such as red cabbage bread and courgette bread, he hit upon success using broccoli as the main component in the loaf, which contains just 2.1g of carbohydrates per 100g.Shackleton said: “It first went out for testing a month ago, and I have only been selling it for about a week.”He currently takes online orders for sandwich deliveries (£20 minimum order) – “the bread is not available as a standalone product at the moment” – and he said the feedback has been very positive.At present, Shackleton runs the business on his own, but said he may have to look to bring in extra staff by the end of this week.“In the long term I’d like to explore opportunities in other areas for low-carbohydrate products, such as low-carb pizza bases,” he said, adding that he was also looking to bring out additional varieties of low-carbohydrate bread.last_img read more

Watch lespecial’s Astounding Radiohead Cover With The Turkuaz Horns

first_imgLast weekend, a number of jam scene regulars converged at the annual Disc Jam Festival. Among the many great performances, one particular stand-out moment was fortunately captured on film for all to see. That moment occurred when grooving band lespecial teamed up with the Turkuaz horns for a powerful performance of “National Anthem” by Radiohead.The Kid A track really comes to live with this potent ensemble. Check out the footage below, courtesy of In-Tents Cinema.The band has an upcoming residency at the Pacific Standard Tavern in New Haven, running on three Thursdays: June 23rd, 30th, and July 7th. The one on 23rd will feature the Turkuaz horns as well, so don’t miss out; more info can be found here.last_img

Ralph Joerger

first_imgRalph Joerger, 81 years old, passed away Wednesday evening, May 29, 2019. Ralph was a lifelong resident of Yorkville, IN and could often be found at his favorite place, his farm. If given a choice, Ralph would be riding his tractor or farming. He raised beef cattle, hay, corn, beans and whatever else suited his fancy at the time. In between farming, he worked for Schenley’s Distillery for 30 years until they closed their doors. Another of Ralph’s favorite past times was spending time with his grandchildren. He loved to give them tractor rides and show them the cows. If Ralph was able to sneak in a snack, he would choose vanilla ice cream, especially when he could add fresh summer strawberries to the mix.Ralph will be greatly missed by his wife, Phyllis, of 34 years. He also leaves behind his brother Lawrence (Marilyn) Joerger of Yorkville, and Alice (Jerry) Lamping of Oldenburg. Ralph will be missed by his step children Allan (Heidi) Thompson of Milan and Jennifer (Jim) Hunger of Scottsburg, IN and his grandchildren Nathan & Hanna Thompson, Anthony, Katie and Bryant Hunger and great grandchildren Caroline and Brooklyn Hunger.Visitation will be held at Andres-Wuestefeld Funeral Home on Sunday, June 2 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm. Rosary will begin at 4:00. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at All Saints Parish, St. Martin’s Campus Monday, June 3 at 10:00 am followed immediately by burial. Memorials can be made to St. Martin’s Cemetery Fund, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital or Masses. Please visit andres-wuestefeldfh.com to sign the online guest book or leave condolences.last_img read more

Hearts of Oak to unveil new executive group

first_imgAccra Hearts of Oak will on Monday (24th November, 2014) unveil their maiden executive group for the club at the Accra International Conference Centre at exactly 6pm.The new executive group to be unveiled comprises of elite and middle level supporters of the club with the aim of strengthening the club’s supporting base with the innovation of the data registration of all Hearts of Oak supporters across the globe.The introduction of the new look executive group of the club was made known by the club board chairman, Togbe Afede XIV during the unveiling of the current MD of the club Gerald Ankrah back in August this year.However, in a telephone conversation with the Communications Director of the club, Muheeb Saeed, he said the unveiling of the executive group forms part of the club’s nationwide data registration.“The executive group that will be unveiled forms part of the club’s nationwide registration for the supporters and over 100 phobians will be unveiled on that day,” Muheed Saeed told Allsports.com.gh.Hearts of Oak are putting structures together in order to end their 5-year league drought after the appointment of Gerald Ankrah as the club MD, Joe Addo as the club Corporate affairs and Marketing manager.last_img read more

Wellington council to contemplate applying for grant to fund hiking trail between parks

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Thank you for your input. +1 Vote up Vote down NoneYa · 401 weeks ago Council would be be ignorant not to apply for this grant Report Reply 0 replies · active 401 weeks ago +2 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 401 weeks ago What? There’s more ‘free’ money from the state? Heck, me might as well try and get as much as we can. Especially if it is a “quality of life” issue…..what the hell does that mean anyway? I mean, we can spare $80k, right? Report Reply 0 replies · active 401 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Billy · 401 weeks ago I can spare my part. Report Reply 0 replies · active 401 weeks ago +3 Vote up Vote down mom2mykids · 401 weeks ago Why don’t you find some free money and fix the roads the right way in this town?? Report Reply 1 reply · active 401 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Wellington Citizen · 401 weeks ago That would be awesome!!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 401 weeks ago 0 Vote up Vote down Hike on !! · 401 weeks ago Awesome and people need to stop complaing. Everytime the city tries to do something that would mainstream it or make it nicer someone from the negative nanny club steps up. I would love this!! Report Reply 0 replies · active 401 weeks ago -2 Vote up Vote down marty · 401 weeks ago that would a good thing . Maybe it would STOP the runners from running down the middle of main street although there is already centry park, the TRACK ,Warden park walk around. Report Reply 2 replies · active 401 weeks ago -1 Vote up Vote down donkey kong · 401 weeks ago I am for one who is not a runner nor a walker for a distance because of health reasons. But one thing for sure my car is getting beat up on Wellington streets. So city make sure you find free money for the hiking trail that only benefits a few. Always get what is not needed or wanted but what is needed don’t get. Report Reply 0 replies · active 401 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! 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Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow — The Wellington City Council will be discussing whether or not to apply for a grant to build a hike/bike trail to be looped around Woods Park, south of the Wellington golf course. Eventually, the plans call for the trail to connect Woods Park to Century Park – formerly known as Lions Park, north of the U.S. 160-81 viaduct interchange.The topic will be one of the many things to be discussed at this week’s regularly scheduled meeting at the council chambers this Tuesday at 6:30 p.m.The city of Wellington has until February to apply for a state Transportation Enhancement Grant to help fund the trails.Outgoing Wellington City Engineer Larry Mangan told the council at a recent work session that the proposed path will be for walkers, joggers and bicyclers in hopes of keeping them off the highway. It is also a “quality of life” issue for the town he said.The proposal was endorsed by the Wellington Park Board at its November meeting and was brought to the attention of the council at its work session held last week. The council will decide Tuesday whether it’s a grant worth pursuing.  The estimated cost of the first phase of the project is $409,000 with the state paying 80 percent and the city paying 20 percent if Wellington receives the grant. There was no cost estimates for the path going from Woods to Century.There is no guarantee that Wellington will receive the grant even if it so desires. The grant is considered “highly competitive,” according to Wellington City Manager Gus Collins.The project will be built in two phases. The first will loop around the park. The second phase will include a path that will meander out of the northeast corner of the park, around Rock Island Park and eventually cross the highway into the Century Park, located adjacently west of U.S. 81-160 which jogs temporarily in a north-south direction.It would be a two-phase project. The first phase would be the loop around Woods Park and the second phase would be from Woods to Century. At first the city staff recommended building the path from Century to Woods first, but because of the time factor, it was better to go after funding for the Woods Park loop first. Since the other path will be going through Rock Island Park which is currently owned by the Union Pacific railroad, the city would need permission from the group. That will take considerably more time than the February deadline. In other agenda items for Tuesday night include:•discussing the extension of the sanitary sewer contingency upon hotel development occurring at Seneca Road and east U.S. 160 Highway (see story here);•a supplemental agreement resolution for 15th and A Street to com;•a public budget hearing for amending the 2012 budget.last_img read more