Making Partnerships Work on the menu at annual dinner

Making Partnerships Work

Making Partnerships Work on the menu at annual dinner

Making Partnerships Work – was the focus of Forth Valley College’s annual engagement dinner held at the Stirling Campus on Wednesday 29 May.

Representatives from the business community, industry professionals, academics, lecturers and FVC alumni were among the guests at the dinner and networking event, where Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation MSP Ivan McKee, was guest of honour. Caryn Jack, Stakeholder and Community Engagement Manager at SP Energy Networks – who sponsored the evening – also addressed the audience and Ross Martin, Chair, Board of Management at Forth Valley College, gave the vote of thanks.

FVC Principal Dr Ken Thomson welcomed more than 120 invited guests to the Campus for a three course meal prepared and served by the college’s Hospitality students and staff.

Sponsored by SP Energy Networks, the event provided a unique opportunity to recognise the activities of the College. This is the sixth themed annual dinner held at the Stirling Campus – with last years’ event entitled Making Learning Work For Young People - offering a similar opportunity for invited guests to explore initiatives related to this field.

Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation MSP Ivan McKee, said: “It was inspiring to see staff, students and industry partners working in partnership to achieve a sector which continues to motivate and energise people.

“Forth Valley College’s commitment to collaborating with key stakeholders has been instrumental in ensuring a high quality learner journey for all students. I was pleased to hear examples of how the College is building on this, including the strong partnerships it has developed over time with local industry and employers such as Scottish Power and Historic Scotland.

“Education and Skills have to be at the very centre of our plans to strengthen Scotland’s economy, and I was delighted to have the opportunity to outline exciting developments which will ensure Scotland’s colleges continue to meet its trade and investment ambitions.”

Dr Ken Thomson, Principal of Forth Valley College, said: “Making Learning Work is our mission statement and at the core of what Forth Valley College does.  This year’s annual dinner was a Making Partnerships Work celebration.

“We thrive on working with external organisations to deliver the very best learning experiences for our students. I hope that this evening provided the opportunity for those who attended, to celebrate existing partnerships and develop new relationships which in turn could lead to future collaborations.

“We hope it has built upon the success of our current partnerships across the Forth Valley region and will help continue the conversation about how we can enhance these and create new ones to help deliver the right skills and training relevant for life and work.

“I’d also like this opportunity to thank all those who supported our evening including the Minister for Trade, Investment and Innovation Ivan McKee and our sponsors SP Energy Networks.”

Anyone wishing to follow the Making Partnerships Work on Twitter should use the hashtag #fvcdinner19 .

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