Uxbridge College has received the STEM Assured Standard for excellence in science, technology, engineering and maths. Back row l-r: Professor Sa'ad Medhat (NEF), Brendan Sleight (TfL), Ray Ferris and Zafar Khan. Front row l-r: Judith O'Neill, Laraine Smith and Lindi Harrison (NEF). Uxbridge College has been recognised for excellence in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) with a national kitemark.A

STEM_300_IMG_5522Uxbridge College has received the STEM Assured Standard for excellence in science, technology, engineering and maths. Back row l-r: Professor Sa'ad Medhat (NEF), Brendan Sleight (TfL), Ray Ferris and Zafar Khan. Front row l-r: Judith O'Neill, Laraine Smith and Lindi Harrison (NEF). Uxbridge College has been recognised for excellence in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) with a national kitemark.

A plaque marking the award of STEM Assured status to the College was presented at a recent event.

Principal Laraine Smith received the commemorative plaque from Brendan Sleight, one of Transport for London’s chief traffic signal engineers.

Mr Sleight told the audience of science, engineering and maths staff and training partners: “I’m honoured to be here to present this award. You are an outstanding college, you’re getting bigger and better, and you’re at the forefront of the work for STEM in London.

“Schemes like this are hugely important for employers such as TfL because there is a real shortage of young engineers in London - and we need well-trained people to come into the industry and keep the capital moving.

“We also want our workforce to reflect the diversity of London’s population as a whole and to encourage people to choose STEM subjects. What you are doing to produce the right people with the right skills will make a huge difference to London and the country.”

Guests at the presentation also included Professor Sa’ad Medhat, Chief Executive of the New Engineering Foundation, the awarding body for STEM Assured Standard.

Professor Medhat said: “I have seen today the fantastic resources at this College and you are to be congratulated on the work you are doing, including your excellent apprenticeship programme with companies like British Airways.

“Ensuring people have the right training is a key factor in stimulating economic growth. Among the 250 colleges we work with there are only a small number of special colleges which qualify for STEM Assured status. Essentially it is a recognition of the hard work and effort of both staff and students in these subjects.”

Ray Ferris, Director of Curriculum for 14-19 year olds at Uxbridge College, said: "We as a College are very serious about our science, technology, engineering and maths provision and proud of our track record in it.

“Qualifying for the STEM Assured kitemark is a real accolade and builds on our continuing work to ensure our teaching and facilities are of the highest possible quality, as well as being relevant to employers.

“I would like to acknowledge the work of students, staff and all our partners in making it possible for us to achieve this prestigious award – thank you everyone.”

The prestigious STEM Assured Status is awarded to bodies which can demonstrate that they provide high quality and employer-led training and education in the subjects.

News

November 2016
October 2016
September 2016
August 2016
July 2016
June 2016
May 2016
April 2016
March 2016
February 2016
December 2015
November 2015
October 2015
September 2015
August 2015
July 2015
June 2015
May 2015
April 2015
March 2015
February 2015
January 2015
December 2014
November 2014
October 2014
September 2014
August 2014
July 2014
June 2014
May 2014
April 2014
March 2014
February 2014
January 2014
December 2013
November 2013
October 2013
September 2013
August 2013
July 2013
June 2013
May 2013
April 2013
March 2013
February 2013
January 2013
December 2012
November 2012
October 2012
September 2012
August 2012
July 2012
June 2012
May 2012
April 2012
March 2012
February 2012
December 2011
November 2011
October 2011
September 2011
August 2011
July 2011
June 2011
May 2011
April 2011
March 2011
February 2011
January 2011
December 2010
November 2010