FORTH Valley College has once again achieved STEM Assured Status, the industry-led quality mark for STEM training awarded by NEF: The Innovation Institute.
Begins a spokesperson: “The college was the first learning organisation in Scotland to gain the status back in July 2012.
“The prestigious standard recognises excellence in STEM (Science, Engineering, Technology and Maths) provision within the Further Education sector, with a particular focus on an interdisciplinary approach and meeting the needs of business and industry.
“Forth Valley College were reaccredited after a rigorous validation process which assesses an organisations’ performance in six key areas including strategy and planning, collaboration and consultation, innovation, design, delivery and impact.”
The validation panel were particularly impressed by the college’s leadership model, innovative STEM provision, engagement with industry and significant investment in facilities.
Dr Ken Thomson, principal for Forth Valley College, said: “We’re delighted to once again achieve our STEM Assured Status.
“This is an excellent endorsement of the quality of the STEM provision at Forth Valley College which further enhances our reputation as one of Scotland’s most innovative colleges.
“STEM subjects are at the heart of Scotland’s economy and this status demonstrates our commitment to working with industry at both local and national level to deliver the skills they need for a successful workforce.”
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