D&A Attributes - skills that spark success! Archive for 2016

Release Date: 3 November 2017

Being a team player or a good communicator are not everyday skills that can easily be measured.

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Chief Executive of DC Thomson Media and Brightsolid Media, Ellis Watson.

Being a team player or a good communicator are not everyday skills that can easily be measured.

The D&A Attributes programme is now entering its second year and with more local businesses getting on board to help evolve the scheme, it is going from strength to strength.

Along with their chosen field of study, learners can work towards a record of wider achievement beyond the classroom, with Attributes badges aligned to their level of study.

Students can complete a single Attributes badge, or work towards Attributes Awards. Completing the required numbers of badges, having a 90% attendance record plus a positive endorsement from a member of staff will result in a Bronze, Silver or Gold Attributes Award.

Once the highest level is completed students can then be nominated for the Principal’s Award.

At a ceremony in Gardyne Campus on Friday 3 November, Interactive Media student Millie McFawns was presented with the Principal’s Award. Millie’s extra-curricular activities included developing a website to inform students about the D&A Attributes programme.

Chief Executive of DC Thomson Media and Brightsolid, Ellis Watson showed his support of the programme as guest speaker at the event, and students got the opportunity to quiz industry experts in a Q&A session.