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Sir Doug Ellis OBE partners with SCCBSir Doug Ellis OBE has set up a foundation in partnership with South and City College Birmingham providing funding to support disadvantaged young people in the city.

The Sir Doug Ellis Foundation Fund aims to support at least twenty young people to continue their education and gain employment through apprenticeships. The foundation is the overarching fund and it will support the bursary programme, and the apprenticeship awards to celebrate progress.

South & City College Birmingham Careers AdvicesNew research reveals school teachers and parents are struggling to give appropriate careers guidance-

South and City College Birmingham is calling on young people and parents to contact them for guidance on today's job market and to find out more about the different routes into work available to their children. The recommendation comes as new, independent research by the Association of Colleges released to mark Colleges Week (11-18 November), finds that school teachers and parents admit they are struggling to give the right advice to prepare young people for the world of work (1).

National-Express-and-SCCBNational Express has donated a coach to South and City College Birmingham to mark the launch of a new partnership agreement between the two organisations. The Mercedes coach will be used by the college to take students on trips around the UK and further afar.

The two organisations have led the regeneration of the Digbeth area with their respective investments in the new coach station and the extensive college campus. As close neighbours, they have been working together for several years to provide education, employment and training opportunities for the community.

wssSouth and City College Birmingham has signed up to support the UK's biggest skills and careers event - The Skills Show. The college is part of twelve of the region's leading further education institutions that have been announced as Official FE Sponsors of The Skills Show, taking place from 15-17 November 2012 at the NEC Birmingham.

Wednesday, 31 October 2012 16:15

Students Feel the Heat in the Kitchen

Students Feel the Heat in the Kitchen at South & City College BirminghamStudents from South and City College Birmingham have been feeling the heat in the kitchen in a bid to wow Michelin starred Chef Glynn Purnell.

Eleven young people are currently on an Introduction to Cookery course at the college which is being run in partnership with Glynn to help him find two apprentices. Each student is given the opportunity to spend a day at the chef's award winning Purnell's restaurant in Birmingham, which was recently ranked seventeenth best restaurant in the UK. They will be working with him and his team on lunch and dinner service, learning the ropes and hoping to make a positive impression doing everything from stirring risotto to pureeing celeriac.

careersOver 100 young people from the Handsworth area of Birmingham met inspirational local role models at a careers event to help them get the information, skills and motivation needed for a bright future.

The event, organised by South and City College Birmingham and Birmingham City Council's Handsworth and Lozells Community Team was held at the college's Handsworth Campus and was open to local schools, the college's own students and young people from organisations within the local community.

South & City College Birmingham Police BikeSouth and City College Birmingham have donated a bike to the Police in Bordesley Green.

The top of the range bike will be used by the Bordesley Green Neighbourhood Team of the West Midlands Police, to patrol the streets in Bordesley Green where the college has a large campus.

Police bikes have been used for years as a quick means of transport for officers who need to cover a lot of ground. They also mean that the Police are visible, providing reassurance to the community, helping to develop positive relationships with the people who live, work and study in the town.

Glynn Purnell ApprenticeshipBirmingham's Michelin starred chef Glynn Purnell has teamed up with South and City College Birmingham and is searching for two young apprentices who will work with him at his fine dining restaurant Purnell's and the newly opened Purnell's Bistro on Newhall Street.

16-24 year olds are being invited to apply for an 11 week Introduction to Cookery course at South and City College Birmingham, where they will learn the basic principles of professional cookery. Glynn Purnell who was once an apprentice himself will mentor the students during the course, with each student having the opportunity to spend time at his Michelin starred restaurant Purnell's in Birmingham.

Foundation-Logo-COLOURThe National Express Foundation has granted South and City College Birmingham £20,000 of bursaries over two year to help young people stay in education.

The National Express Foundation was set up to help disadvantaged young people across the region. It was announced today [31 August] that a selection of community groups and colleges will receive funding, with South and City College Birmingham being one of the lucky few.

Higher Education at South & City College BirminghamSouth and City College Birmingham are offering a range of higher education courses at affordable prices for those would like to further their education but do not want to go to university.

The newly merged college, which is now one of the largest and most successful colleges in the region, offers a variety of high quality higher education level courses including HNC, HNDs, Foundation Degrees and top up courses in a wide range of subject areas.

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