NSC Collaborates with Hereford Sixth Form College

NSC Collaborates with Hereford Sixth Form College1

The NSC Engineering Students and Hereford Sixth Form College Young Enterprise Students. Left to Right: Billy Hall, Abigail Pond, Ben McCormick, Beth Grainger, Natasha Berrio, Luke Francis, James Brewer, Shubham Kulkarni and Billy Cook

Engineering Students from North Shropshire College’s (NSC) Aspire Centre near Tenbury Wells and Young Enterprise Students from Hereford Sixth Form College are working collaboratively, NSC Aspire students are providing their partners with products they have made in their engineering workshop.

These products include the defunct Half Crown, the old Penny and old Florin (Two Shillings) coin rings. All these are made from now pre decimal coins which are no longer legal currency. This has provided an opportunity to recycle old coins into a worthwhile marketable product for the Enterprise students to promote and sell. Furthermore, Aspire students have produced a three-coin necklace, designed by Hereford Sixth Form College.

NSC Aspire students have also supplied spoon and knife bracelets made from cutlery retrieved from charity shops and markets. This further enhances the recycling philosophy encouraged by Hereford Sixth Form College students.

NSC’s Engineering lecturer, Simon Thomas, commented ‘The value added benefit to this collaborative initiative is that students, who are unfamiliar with each other, are now working together, networking and are exposed to how business works in the world of commerce. So far this has been outstanding work by all students concerned. It is hoped that these products marketed by Hereford Sixth Form College’s Young Enterprise can help them win the national competition.’

NSC Collaborates with Hereford Sixth Form College3Hereford Sixth Form College’s Young Enterprise Co-ordinator, Majella White, commented, ‘Watching these young people work together, and seeing their skills and their confidence grow over the past few months has been extremely satisfying. It goes to the heart of the Young Enterprise experience, and what we as educators are trying to achieve with our students.’

For more information about or to apply for engineering courses at NSC’s Aspire Campus, please visit www.nsc.ac.uk. You can also call the College Admissions Team on 01691 688080 or email admissions@nsc.ac.uk.

For further information about Hereford Sixth Form College, please contact Angie Cheasley, Marketing Officer, on 01432 355166 or email amp@hereford.ac.uk.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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