AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin6 May 2011 Issue 93Serious Youth Violence ProjectThe AoC London project to develop a checklist for Colleges dealing with serious youth violenceand gangs is almost complete. Thanks to all the colleagues who attended the three workshopsled by Peter Smith, project consultant. Your input was invaluable and helped shape what lookslike a very comprehensive checklist that all Colleges will be able to adapt to their own needs.We will be holding a launch event for the checklist on the afternoon of Monday 13 June – pleasehold the date in your diary – venue in central London tbc.AoC Annual Conference - Gala Dinner TablesThe AoC events team has informed us that the high demand for tables/places at the GalaDinner means that they cannot reserve more than one regional table this year. Places on thetable will be offered first to members of the Regional Committee. The message is that if youwant to make sure that you are sharing a table with chosen colleagues and friends you need toobook early and get your table booking in quickly. We will send a prompt to Principals’ PAs atthe appropriate time.Marketing Managers’ eventMarketing Managers please note that the next AoCLR Marketing Managers’ network meeting ison Wednesday 25 May (AM) at Eversheds offices, 1 Wood Street, London. The theme of theevent is “How to get your message out for free”, with presentations from: Geoffrey Mead, Partner, Eversheds Steve Evans, Managing Director, NetNatives Anna Davies, Evening Standard, TBCFull programme and registration details.Apprenticeship Forum, 12 MayThe London Skills and Employment Observatory is holding a practice and research forumbetween 17.00 and 18.30 on 12 May entitled Apprenticeships in London: What works instimulating employer demand? AoC London, Ian Ashman and Andy Wilson contributed tothe design of the event and Ian is a panel member at the event. Other speakers includeAnthony Browne, Mayoral Advisor for Economic Development and Vic Grimes, RegionalApprenticeships Director. A full agenda is attached to this email; please contact EmmaHutchison if you want to attend. Please note that the deadline is today, Friday 6 May.
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 6 May 2011VQ Day 2011VQ Day 2011 is fast approaching, and we wanted to remind you that there are loads of ways foryou to get involved this year:Posters and leaflets for your organisation are now available to order free of charge from thewebsite - http://www.vqday.org.uk/get-involved/promote-vq-day#orderable1Place your order today and let everyone know that you’ll be celebrating the big day.We’re still looking for exceptional learners for the VQ Learner of the Year Awards –nominations close on Friday 20 May so please gets yours in today. The nomination form isavailable to download here - http://www.vqday.org.uk/vq-awardsRegional award winners will be invited to attend our national event for England, which istaking place in London on Wednesday 22 June. To make the event as exciting as possible, we’realso on the look-out for performers. If you know of an outstanding dance troupe, band, choir orany other group who would like to showcase their talents in front of an audience, please get intouch and let us know about them.Finally, as always we are encouraging Colleges, businesses and learning providers all over theUK to hold their own events on 22 June to recognise vocational achievement. The new 2011action pack has lots of ideas for making your event a success - http://www.vqday.org.uk/get-involvedIf you’re holding an event, we’d love to hear about it – please let us know by firstname.lastname@example.org or calling us on 020 3451 9498.WorldSkills London 2011WorldSkills London 2011 is issuing a call for professionals in a range of sectors to help nurturethe world’s best young talent at the largest skills competition in the world.With the competition coming to London in October 2011, organisers are looking for workshopsupervisors to oversee a number of competitions: Creative Modelling Car Painting CNC Milling Offset PrintingWorldSkills London 2011 will bring together 1,000 young people from across the globe tocompete in 46 skills. The event will cover 90,000 square metres at ExCeL London and attractover 150,000 visitors during four days.Workshop supervisors will have responsibility for preparation of materials, health and safety,security and workshop upkeep and they will also support international judges as they test thecompetitors. Each workshop supervisor will be required to commit approximately a three tofour days a month in the period leading upto the competition and full-time for 12-16 days overthe competition. Page 2 of 7
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 6 May 2011 Interested candidates should email email@example.com or phone 020 7429 2800 for further details. To find out more about WorldSkills please visit the website at www.worldskillslondon2011.com You can also find more information about exhibiting at the event on the flyer attached to this email. National Training Awards 2011 Now in their 25th year, the National Training Awards (NTAs) recognise and celebrate Investors in People accredited organisations that have delivered outstanding organisational benefits by directly linking the training needs of their people to the business needs of their organisation. The NTA Annual Ceremony will this year form part of the world’s largest international skills competition – WorldSkills London 2011. The Awards are free to enter and open to organisations who have been accredited or reaccredited with Investors in People since 31 October 2008. Entry deadline is 5pm on Friday 20 May 2011. For more information about the National Training Awards contact: T 0800 0191 475 E firstname.lastname@example.org W www.nationaltrainingawards.com/2011Student Success Story of the Fortnight Havering Further Education College students cut it as competition finalists Fashion students Laxmi Rajput and Carly Reeve are emerging as new stars on the catwalk after making it through to the national finals of a prestigious tailoring competition. Laxmi and Carly – both final year BA Fashion Degree students at Havering College of Further and Higher Education – were among 24 young designers who showcased their work at a glittering ceremony in the beautiful Merchant Taylors’ Hall in the City of London. Carly Reeve at Havering Further Education College Page 3 of 7
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 6 May 2011 The 2011 Golden Shears competition, sponsored by the Merchant Taylors Company, attracted entries from 80 colleges, universities and tailoring apprentices. It was a first time entry from Havering College and the college is incredibly proud to have had two students shortlisted. Laxmi and Carly had their suits judged on the catwalk for their design and style by a panel of high-profile judges who included BBC’s Dragons’ Den investor Deborah Meaden and Jeremy Hackett, the co-founder of Hackett mens clothing store. As finalists they were presented with certificates by the Master of the Company. 32-year-old Laxmi is an international student from Gujarat in India. She stays with relatives near Heathrow but says her two hour trip to Havering College is definitely worth it. Havering College fashion lecturer John London said: “Many important people from the British tailoring and fashion industry were at the ceremony. It is the first time Havering College fashion students have entered the Golden Shears competition and to have two students selected as finalists is a fantastic accolade for the whole fashion team. For further information on fashion courses at Havering College call Threshold Services on 01708 462801 or visit the website at www.havering-college.ac.uk.Recent meetings Date Event/Meeting Attendees Outcome 11 April Third workshop KA, JS Third workshop took place on Monday with Peter Smith 11 April at AoC Offices, Stedham Place 12 April London KA Regular meeting on progress towards Management Wordskills London 2011 Group meeting 12 April LSIS meeting KA, Abi Regular meeting with Abi Lammas and Lammas and Sue Rimmer Sue Rimmer 12 April AoC London JS, KA, RB, Funding update for Sixth Form Colleges Region Sixth Form JG, CP from the YPLA and SFA. College funding meeting 27 April Meeting with KA Meeting with Paula Whittle, Principal, Paula Whittle Ealing, Hammersmith and West London Ealing, College to discuss International work at Hammersmith and the College. West London College 27 April Meeting with Mary KA Regular one-to-one meeting Vine-Morris 04 May Safer Learners JS This meeting was the working group in Working Group preparation for the Safer Learners’ Meeting board meeting on 11 May. Discussion Page 4 of 7
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 6 May 2011 included: Update Paper Priority locations., areas , actions Business Model Any other business05 May Meeting with Jane KA Regular one-to-one meeting Glanville, Senate House06 May OSG Meeting at JS The meeting discussed: London Councils Success rates 16-19 Bursary Fund National Careers Service Strategy Consultation YPES workplan monitoring WorldSkills London 2011 ESF Steering Group – LA representationFuture meetingsDate Event/Meeting Attendees Agenda10 May London KA Discuss Wordskills, the agenda includes: Management Update on volunteering Group - May 2011 Update on Wordskills Premiere Experience Update on Wordskills London 2011 scorecard Plans and framework Agreed Actions and Communications10 May Meeting with One-to-one meeting with Paolo Ramella, Paolo Ramella Principal, Sir George Monoux College10 May GLA meeting KA Meeting with Ian Ashman, Principals, Hackney Community College, Michelle Cuomo and Andrew Gates of the GLA12 May AoC London KA, JS, RB Agenda includes discussion and planning Marketing for the next AoCLR Marketing Managers’ Committee Network meeting on 25 May.12 May Apprenticeships in KA This event is undertaken to raise London: What awareness amongst employers of the works in benefits of Apprenticeships in order to stimulating boost demand. employer demand? Page 5 of 7
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 6 May 2011Events and Dates for the Diary AoC International Conference: Thursday 12 May, 10am-4.30pm, CBI conference centre, London. Vice-Principal Curriculum & Quality network meeting: Monday 16 May, 3pm-5pm, AoC offices, Stedham Place. For more details, please contact Rebecca Breen. Offender Learning: The Future within the Further Education Sector: Wednesday 18 May, 10am, Prospero House London. London’s Employment and Skills Convention 2011, Monday 23 May, 9am-5pm, Church House Conference Centre London. Heads of Sport network meeting: Tuesday 24 May, 10am-1pm, AoC Offices, Stedham Place. For more details, please contact Rebecca Breen. Innovative Approaches to Skills: An AoC and ALP collaboration: Tuesday 24 May, 9am- 4pm, The Mermaid Conference and Events Centre, London. AoCLR Marketing Managers’ network meeting: Wednesday 25 May (AM), Eversheds offices, 1 Wood Street, London. Fore more details please contact Judith Smyth. Quick Guide to Learner Responsive Qualification Success Rate Recording: Thursday 26 May, 9.30am-12.30pm, Westminster Kingsway College, London. AoCLR Heads of Student Services network meeting: Thursday 9 June, 10am-1pm, AoC offices, Stedham Place. For more details, please contact Rebecca Breen. AoCLR Finance Directors’ network meeting: Thursday 17 June, 9am-1pm, AoC offices, Stedham Place. For more details, please contact Rebecca Breen Enterprising Colleges one day Conference, 14 July, Oxford Brookes University. The one day free conference will allow you to: o experience the workshops that have been such a hit with college managers in the south-east o understand the state of the art from practitioners, as enterprise gathers pace across further education o take away tools, ideas and contacts to support your enterprise journey o assess your own innovation potential Page 6 of 7
AoC London Region Members’ Bulletin, 6 May 2011 Please register your interest at email@example.com or telephone Michelle Hicks on 01865 485727.Policy and other documentsThe Intelligence e-Group DespatchIf you would like to view the latest issues of the Intelligence e-Group Despatch please followthis link. The Despatch is produced by Mike Cooper, from Education Development whichworks in partnership with AOSEC, LSC South East, LSN and City & Guilds Institute/Centre forSkills Development to provide a regular free electronic newsletter updating colleagues on latestdevelopments in post-compulsory learning and skills and much more. For your freesubscription to the Intelligence e-Group Despatch, e-mail Mike Cooper, giving brief details ofyour organisation and role.GLA newsYou may be aware that following the death of Simon Milton there has been a reshuffle in theMayor’s Office. The below article from the Guardian gives further information:http://www.guardian.co.uk/politics/davehillblog/2011/apr/26/boris-johnson-reshuffle-of-mayoral-teamf you wish to contact the AoC London office to give feedback on this bulletin, to requestadditional information where we have offered it, or to provide suggested content for futureissues, please email Rebecca Breen.Kate Anderson Judith SmythRegional Director Executive Managerkate.firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.comRebecca Breen Cyheme BiloutaRegional Coordinator Team Administrator (part-time)firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Page 7 of 7