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College gets treated ‘royally’ at Buckingham Palace Archive for 2017

12 June 2018

College gets treated ‘royally’ at Buckingham Palace

The sun was shining, the hats were out and it was time to celebrate for Dundee and Angus College. Why? Well we are proud to say we were invited to a garden party at Buckingham Palace in recognition of the work that we undertake for the Prince’s Trust.

Karen and Kat Buckingham Palace

Over the last five years, the College has collaborated in numerous training programmes on behalf of the Trust with the aim of getting young people into work. These have covered a wide variety of areas from healthcare to hospitality. One of our most successful was our six week long ‘Get into Electrical’ programme. As the demand for electricians increases, we took a group of fourteen youngsters and introduced them to the basics of electrical installation including PVC wiring circuits, PVC trunking, conduit circuits, electrical testing and health and safety practices. The learners then had the opportunity to sit the SECTT test which is a mandatory requirement for working in this sector and spent a week on a work placement.

As, Allan Watt, the Scotland Director of the Prince’s Trust, said:

“Prince's Trust Scotland is delighted that this group of young people from Dundee and Angus have had a chance to show off their potential to be the future workforce in electrical installation.   We can only do this when industry partners like SELECT and the college network give our young people their investment, expertise, training and work experience. "

If you’d like to know more about the collaborations between the College and the Prince’s Trust then get in touch and find out how we can help you create a workforce for the future.