Local employers benefit from Walsall College in the Workplace

by | Jul 21, 2009 | Articles

Walsall college halved the time taken to gain Level 2 and Level 3 qualifications using Learning Technologies to take the college into the workplace. The pilot has now completed with some excellent results as the employer story shows.

VIP Hair Ltd (and other local companies) were keen to take advantage of a pilot that has been so successful for local salons that all training for the Hair and Beauty courses will run in the workplace supported by Learning Technologies and college academic staff. City and Guilds provides outstanding course material and study support which employers and college staff have been keen to use.

The pilot has resulted in 100% pass rates, all learners completing in less time and some exceeding expectations. Employees have been productive in the workplace earlier and have gained professional satisfaction from starting their careers.

The employer story demonstrates the importance that enthusiastic leadership is vital in the route to success; here that enthusiam in our podcast recorded at an early stage of the pilot.  The importance of good links with local employers, consulting with them and excellent relationships with college IT departments are described in the download and the podcast.

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