Outstanding Ofsted grade for Milton Keynes College establishment: HMP Whatton
HMP Whatton has now been confirmed as the first closed adult male prison to be judged by Ofsted as outstanding across all aspects. This includes the Offender Learning and Skills Service (OLASS) provision provided by Milton Keynes College which was also graded outstanding.
Re-designing Offender Learning
Graphic design students at HMP Coldingley recently had the opportunity to present some ideas for a redesign of the Milton Keynes College Offender Learning logo. As a part of their graphic design studies they were asked to come up with some new logo ideas to be presented to impress Sally Alexander, along with the OLASS marketing team, during their November visit to the prison.
Milton Keynes College Offender Learning calls for celebration at HMP Featherstone
During October, Graduation ceremonies took place at HMP Featherstone where learners from the Timpson and RMF Construction Academies had their achievements celebrated. The Graduation was attended by key members of the Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team, the Employment Academy team, and staff members from HMP Featherstone.
Milton Keynes College celebrates a year of OLASS
On Friday 4th November, the Milton Keynes College Offender Learning team hosted its annual National Celebration and Awards event. Dr Julie Mills, Principal and Chief Executive of Milton Keynes College, opened proceedings by praising the hard work of everybody involved imparting how proud she is of the Offender Learning team and all our learners.
“Employers can play a vital role in keeping young people out of prison”, says Business in the Community
UK charity Business in the Community (BITC) is using the third anniversary of its Ban the Box campaign to call on employers to rethink the way they treat young job applicants with criminal convictions.
MK College OLASS is Delighted to be Finalists in the CIWM Sustainability and Resource Awards 2016
The Milton Keynes College Offender Learning Team is delighted to be announced as finalists for the Chartered Institution of Wastes Management (CIWM) Sustainability and Resource Awards, in the Roger Hewitt Learning and Development Award category.
Saul Pope – Transition from FE to OLASS and looking forward to the future
I joined the MK College OLASS team in May, desperate for a new challenge. I'd been working in General FE for almost a decade before that, first as an ESOL/English lecturer and then as a manager. I was rather fortunate that between my first and second interviews for the OLASS job I caught a cold: I spent three days in bed reading up on prison education and prison reform, becoming more enthusiastic with every hour.