Working and Presenting

Back again for our weekly Blog update.

We have everything from presentations to Internships this week and maybe a course or two that would be of interest.


College Hosts Chris van der Kuyl Presentation to Local Schools

chrisvdk0916schoolsYoung people from local schools, and their teachers, were treated to a presentation from entrepreneur, Chris van der Kuyl, earlier this week at Glasgow Kelvin College’s Springburn Campus.

A packed lecture theatre heard from Chris on the rapidly changing nature of the careers market and the importance of diversification through transferable skills.  Chris emphasised the key role of mathematics not simply as an academic pursuit, but as a practical tool, and underscored its central role in any technological or software development skills.

Chairman of 4J Studios, the Scottish software company linked with the development of Minecraft, Chris is also an avid educationalist.  He was keen to share his ideas with the young people and, later that morning, with a large group of practitioners.

For the full story, visit our website.

College welcomes new Board Members

board-membersThe College was delighted to welcome new Board Members at last week’s Board Meeting.  Joining the Board are:

  • Anne McTaggart
  • Joe Wilson
  • Stephen Birrell
  • David Walker
  • David Biggart

Three of the new members are pictured here before their technology induction session.  (Left to right) David Walker, Anne McTaggart and Joe Wilson.  Photos and profiles of all new members will appear shortly on the College website.

We extend a warm welcome to our new members and look forward to working with them in the coming sessions.


GKC Works

Ragan Broughton came to GKC Automotive for the full time course last term. He secured work experience in his local garage near the end of the course and after a period Ragan’s commitment led to an offer of a Vehicle Paint Sprayer Apprenticeship.

Ragan has now returned to GKC for the day release Vehicle Accident Repair Paint Apprenticeship course.


Starting Well

This years ESOL students have been making a great start over the past couple of weeks.

Last week the ESOL, National 5 Stage 1, students spent some time writing about themselves and this week they were at an induction at the library.

We wish them well for the rest of the year and we’re sure they will keep us up to date with what them are doing, so watch this space.


Is Your Career Path in Admin and IT?

Spaces are still available on our HNC/D Administration & IT course at the East End and Springburn campus.  You will learn how to use a variety of Office packages as well as keep up-to-date with changes in the administrative and business world.  You would attend classes for 2.5 days per week and will have the support from a very friendly and approachable team.

Interested?  Contact Lee Coutts (Curriculum Manager for more information: or telephone 0141 630 4587.  More information on the course can be found HERE.


Or It In Jewellery or Fashion?

Open Day eveningDon’t forget about our Enrolment event for evening classes in Jewellery and Fashion.  This will be held on the evening of Tuesday 13th September – from 5.30 to 8.00 pm.

More information on the Enrolment Event and what classes are available can be seen by visiting our Evening Class Enrolment page.

If you are interested in taking a course you can turn up on the night, no need to apply beforehand.


Fantastic Internship Opportunity

INTERNSHIP FINALAn exciting new opportunity that has arisen within the college as part of our ‘Uni-Cycle Programme’ and continued partnership working with the Glasgow Bike Station.   This PAID placement will provide a fantastic opportunity for one of our students providing them with the essential experience they will require as they head out into University or the workplace.

Working alongside the Uni-Cycle team, the candidate will support the Sustainability, Health & Wellbeing and/or Estates team on campus to deliver services which get more staff and students travelling by bicycle.

With support from a mentor, the intern will be put in charge of a small budget and tasked with the responsibility of planning, implementing and evaluating the services provided on campus by Uni-Cycle.

The post will be for two days per week for 6 months.

For more information check the Internship Information sheet, if you are interested in applying then please use this Recruitment Form.


That is us for another week.  See you back here next Friday and remember to keep us up to date with your activities and events.  Email details to

Have a good weekend!

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