This week the Education and Training Foundation (ETF) is supporting Colleges Week 2021, which takes place from Monday 18 to Friday 22 October.
The week is a chance to celebrate the brilliant things that colleges do, day in and day out, to build communities, boost businesses and support individuals.
For the first time, this year’s Colleges Week has a theme: ‘Get in, go further’. ‘Get in’ is about showcasing all of the great things that happen in colleges every day, reminding people that their local college is there and that it has something for them, while ‘go further’ is about the journeys that colleges take their students on.
As a supporter of Colleges Week, the ETF and its professional membership body the Society for Education and Training (SET), are encouraging colleges to get involved. Full details of how to do so are available on the Association of Colleges (AoC) website.
David Russell, Chief Executive of the ETF, said: “The Education and Training Foundation is pleased to support Colleges Week 2021, which provides a welcome focus on the exceptional things that happen in, and because of, colleges.
“The biggest influence on outcomes for learners is the teachers and trainers they work with. Colleges Week is a chance to celebrate the difference the many outstanding teachers, trainers and leaders across the sector make to the life chances of individuals, and the wellbeing and prosperity of their communities and society as a whole.”
Colleges Week is part of the Love Our Colleges campaign, and is a partnership between the AoC, National Union of Students (NUS), Association of College and School Leaders (ASCL), University and Colleges Union (UCU), GMB, TUC, National Education Union (NEU) and UNISON.
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