Kenny and Bill
Bill marks 25 years with the college
Electrical Engineering Lecturer Bill Crawford’s 25 years working at Forth Valley College and the former Clackmannan College, sparked a wee celebration recently.
Bill (50) from Alva, who studied at the former Falkirk College of Technology, started work at Clackmannan College in August of 1994 and his sterling service has been marked with a cheque for £500 and a personal letter of thanks and congratulations from Principal Dr Ken Thomson.
He is pictured here receiving his letter from Kenny MacInnes, Director of Curriculum for the Department of Engineering and Science at the recent Creative Learning Conference event for staff, which took place at the Stirling Campus on Tuesday 13 August.
Bill, who completed his NC and HND in Electrical Engineering at the Falkirk College, before heading on to work for three years with Weir Pumps, said: “I have really enjoyed working here and it has been very rewarding. I remember my first ever class was a wide mix of students from school leavers to ex-miners retraining for a new career. Ever since there has always been a mix of people of different ages and backgrounds in my classes and for me, it's an honour and privilege to have the opportunity to teach and learn from them all.
“My advice to new members of staff who may be coming to work here at the college is to take advantage of the fact that there is a friendly environment here, everyone is very approachable and willing to help you out. I am looking forward to working here for the foreseeable future.”
Kenny MacInnes, said: “It was a pleasure to present Bill with his Long Service Award. He is an invaluable member of the Engineering and Science team at Forth Valley College and over the past 25 years, he has used his skills and expertise to deliver high quality learning and teaching within the Department and the college as a whole. I look forward to working with Bill for many more years to come.”