World Class Skills

Wednesday 13 November 2013

World class skills of staff and students of Bedford College will be on display at the NEC Birmingham from 14 - 16 November www.theskillsshow.com

Thousands from across the UK will witness the award-winning college exhibiting in a range of skills areas – including Electrical Engineering and Animal Welfare.

In addition Bedford College top class student: Plumber Fabio Crusco will be taking part in the UK finals of a sector competition.

Ian Pryce CBE CEO and Principal of Bedford College said: “Bedford College is highly regarded across the UK and being a integral part of this event demonstrates our world class learning environment.”

Technology training is embedded into the learning experience of students. To demonstrate this at the show Animal Welfare students from Shuttleworth College will be using technology tablets to share their knowledge and expertise of creatures in their care.

Carl and a meerkat

Shuttleworth animal welfare expert Carl Groombridge and the “virtual” meerkat which is among animal kingdom range which is studied at the Old Warden college in Bedfordshire. Visitors to the NEC stand will be able to interact with some of the work “back at the farm” via this technology.

On the Electrical “Have a Go!” stand there will be a plug wiring competition to show how dexterity training combines with theoretical learning to create skilled students.

Bedford College shared the chance to visit the NEC with students from local schools who are being taken there by coach. The emphasis on technology will also showcase the skills necessary for the employs of the future – hence the college’s plan to open a specialist Technical Academy from September 2015 for those aged 13+.

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