A great evening of celebration and fun! After a full day at the College I headed to central London for the award ceremony held at Madame Tussauds. Arrived there for the drinks reception and the opportunity to mingle with the celebrity wax works before dinner which was followed by the presentation of awards.
I was delighted to be welcomed by David Hughes – Director of College and Learning Provider Services from the Skills Funding Agency who said he was impressed by the inspirational stories and the impact that learning and training have on people, communities and businesses.
The 12 awards were presented by Lee McQueen the Winner of “The Apprentice”, series four and ranged from apprenticeship awards, employer and learner achievement awards to celebrating Skills for Life and training organisations from across the capital. The awards were a testimony to the excellence and range of skills activity taking place in London over the last year.
It was clearly demonstrated how close partnerships and hard work between employers, providers and young people across London have raised awareness of the National Apprenticeship Service opportunities and helped achieve the targets set.
Once again it was great to meet with ex-colleagues from Carshalton, Croydon and TVU. I thoroughly enjoyed the event and came away determined to make sure the hard work of colleagues at SCOLA are entered for next year’s awards.
Saboohi Famili – Principal