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Children benefiting from the Kenya Community Education Project

A once in a lifetime opportunity beckons, can you help our students to continue to help others?

It may be over 10,000 miles away but Madungu Primary School in Kenya is very close to Gower College Swansea’s heart. Here, CEO Mark Jones explains how the College has supported the school for over 20 years – and how you can help.

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College awarded for excellence in cyber security education

Gower College Swansea has become one of the latest education institutions to be awarded a Gold CyberFirst Award for its first-rate cyber security teaching.

The CyberFirst programme is run by the National Cyber Security Centre, part of GCHQ. The programme recognises schools and colleges that can demonstrate a commitment to inspiring the latest generation of cyber security experts and bridging the cyber skills gap.

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Wales' youth triumph at national skills competition

Over 280 talented young people from across Wales have been recognised for their outstanding vocational skills at this year’s Skills Competition Wales awards, securing 96 gold, 92 silver and 97 bronze medals.

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Director of Work-Based Learning Rachel Jones, Learner Support Emma Davies, and Chief Executive Officer Mark Jones are pictured with members of the Association of Colleges and the Beacon Award for Widening Participation.

Gower College Swansea wins the AoC Award for Widening Participation 23/24

Gower College Swansea has recently won the AoC Award for Widening Participation at this year’s Association of College’s Beacon Awards.

Attracting hundreds of applications from all over the country each year, the Beacon Awards are the most prestigious awards in further education and have been running for 29 years.  

The awards celebrate the best and most innovative practice in further education colleges and demonstrate the far-reaching impact of colleges on their students and the communities they serve.

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Meeting with Ghana TVET Service

Gower College Swansea enters new VET partnership in Ghana and Malawi

Gower College Swansea is set to strengthen its ties in Africa by taking part in the VET (vocational education and training) Toolbox II project.

The VET Toolbox II project, funded by the European Union and managed by the British Council in Ghana and Malawi, aims to enhance international cooperation to support demand-driven and inclusive vocational education and training. The project is part of a wider programme being delivered across 11 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa through four other European development agencies, Enabel, Expertise France, GIZ and LuxDev.

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College is invited to Number 10 to discuss menopause in the workplace

Gower College Swansea’s Director of HR Sarah King was invited into Downing Street this week (Monday 4 March) to kick off the celebrations for International Women’s Day (IWD) 2024.

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Welsh Week at Gower College Swansea

Gower College Swansea held its annual Welsh Week last week, encouraging interaction and cultural engagement among students and staff. It featured a variety of activities celebrating Welsh culture and traditions.

TV personality Tudur Phillips led energetic clog dancing sessions, and students enthusiastically embraced the traditional Welsh dance, fostering a sense of cultural pride whilst also having a lot of fun!

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Introducing an exclusive suite of brand-new Digital Marketing courses!

Gower College Swansea is thrilled to unveil a brand-new series of one-day digital marketing courses, fully funded for those aged 19 or over and living or working in Swansea.

The short courses have been designed to equip learners with the essential skills needed to thrive in today’s dynamic digital landscape, providing actionable insights and practical knowledge essential for success in the digital world.  

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Calling Year 8 Creatives: Showcase your skills at Swansea Arena!

Excitement is brewing as Gower College Swansea gears up for an exciting project in collaboration with the Schools Arts Network. 

The ‘Our Voices’ project aims to empower young talents in the Swansea and Neath Port Talbot regions. Renowned Artist in Residence at the College, Ffion Denman, and dedicated teaching staff have produced a creative toolkit including a captivating series of videos to inspire and guide year 8 pupils in expressing their unique perspectives through art. 

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Gower College Swansea joins Wales Week London 2024

Gower College Swansea is proud to announce its participation in this year’s Wales Week London, the annual showcase of activities and events that celebrate and promote everything that is great about Wales.

In collaboration with esteemed partners The Skills Centre, CITB, The Earls Court Development Company and Felicitas, we are excited to present an exclusive event titled Building a Greener Future: Leading sustainability skills for UK Built Environment.

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