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Harlow College shortlisted for Semta Skills Awards 2018 HARLOW Advanced Manufacturing and Engineering Centre (HAMEC) has been chosen as a finalist in the Skills Innovation of the Year award at the 2018 Semta Skills Awards. The £11 million HAMEC is a major investment for Harlow…

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  THE Minister of State for Climate Change and Industry, Claire Perry MP, was at London Stansted Airport to see the start of the construction phase of the new on-site technical college and to also launch the Government’s Industrial Strategy. The £11m Stansted Airport College,…

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Gold Standard College students achieve top A Level results JUST like GB’s golden relay team at the athletics World Championships, Harlow College sixth form students have struck gold with yet another set of stunning A Level results, despite national uncertainty over the new exam syllabuses.…

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STUDENTS and staff at St Mark’s West Essex Catholic School are today celebrating another fantastic year, with students once again achieving excellent results, with many going on to universities, often the first in their family. Another superb pass rate was achieved with 96% of all…

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SIR Charles Kao UTC celebrated International Women in Engineering Day on Friday 23rd June, with a day of practical activities to encourage more women to take up engineering careers. Alongside students from Burnt Mill Academy, Forest Hall School and Epping St John’s, a group of…

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THE Sir Charles Kao University Technical College (UTC) has been told by government inspectors Ofsted that it “requires improvement”. Ofsted inspected the college in April and published the report on June 8th. Amongst the criticisms are: Leaders have not done enough to ensure that teaching,…

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College students help educate the public about hoax calls There are around 10 hoax calls every day to ambulance services up and down the country and the region that covers Harlow is no different. To help combat this and to raise awareness of the issues,…

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THE new Harlow Advanced Manufacturing & Engineering Centre (HAMEC) was officially opened on Friday 10th March by the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, Minister of State for Apprenticeships and Skills. HAMEC will be focused across key engineering areas covering Advanced Manufacturing, Operational Maintenance and Civil…

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STUDENTS in Sir Charles Kao UTC’s sixth form have been receiving expert mentoring from engineers at GlaxoSmithKline to ensure they are well informed about their future career paths and options. GlaxoSmithKline, which is one of Sir Charles Kao UTC’s sponsor employers, has recently provided a…

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STUDENTS at Sir Charles Kao UTC treated to workshops from staff at GlaxoSmithKline, Raytheon and Pearson as part of their activity week celebrations. The day featured a number of workshops, delivered by a number of their partner employers and by the Alltogether careers service. These…

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STUDENTS from Sir Charles Kao UTC have been inspired by a visit to CERN, home of the Large Hadron Collider. During the visit on 1st December 2016, the students discovered how CERN is helping to answer some of the most fundamental questions; how did the…

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THE outstanding educational progress of 84 young people was recognised at the annual Harlow Educational Progress Awards held last Thursday (24 November 2016) at the Civic Centre. The awards, organised by Harlow Council and the Harlow Strategic Educational Attainment Partnership, reward and recognise young people…

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ACCESS Aspiration hosted a student prize giving and celebration event at the House of Commons. Seema Kennedy MP, standing in for place of Robert Halfon MP, welcomed guests to the event and thanked all the businesses for their generous support and paid tribute to parents.…

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LAST week Sir Charles Kao UTC were visited by the Bloodhound team, to launch them as a bloodhound hub for the micro:bit Model Rocket Car competition. The competition is led by the team who are building the Bloodhound project. The project aspires to break the…

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BTEC Engineering students from the GSK-sponsored Sir Charles Kao UTC visited GSK Ware on Friday 8th July. The Year 12 students took part in a variety of activities which will enrich their studies. Led by a number of GSK staff, they learned about the engineering…

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STUDENTS at Sir Charles Kao UTC planned for their future on Friday 1st July 2016, as they celebrated futures day. During the event, students took part in a number of short workshops with a variety of organisations, each focussing on increasing the employability skills of…