Sally Alexander, Executive Director: Offender learning – Milton Keynes College, shortlisted for MK Women Leaders 2016
Sally Alexander, Executive Director of Offender Learning at Milton Keynes College, has deservedly scooped a finalist place for the prestigious Milton Keynes Women Leaders Awards 2016.
Delighted Learner at HMP Nottingham has Artwork Shortlisted for Koestler Awards
HMP Nottingham recently received notice that David Dunstan’s artwork had been chosen to be exhibited at The Supreme Court. From over 6,500 Koestler Awards entries, David’s work is among 25 artworks that have been shortlisted for the exhibition.
Awards Evening Held at HMPYOI Brinsford
A 6th Awards Evening has taken place recently at HMPYOI Brinsford. The Governor and staff at HMPYOI Brinsford are very keen to support Milton Keynes College, and to include families and friends, in raising the profile of learner success; celebrating the achievements that the Young Adults gain.
HMP Parkhurst Receive Its First Level 3 Certificate for Painting & Decorating
Goss, a learner at HMP Parkhurst, has received his Level 3 Certificate for Painting & Decorating, funded by a 24+ student loan. The Level 3 Painting and Decorating certificate is the first for the prison, making it particularly impressive.
HMP Winchester Employment Academy Learner, Mark Simpson, Completes Work Placements with Premier Inn
While serving his sentence at HMP Winchester, Mark Simpson participated in the Premier Inn Employment Academy within the prison. Previously running his own car valeting company, Mark was used to being employed, and strived to use his time in custody positively.
Employment Academy Success for Glen Parva Learner
Arriving at HMPYOI Glen Parva with an 18 month sentence to serve, Daniel’s relationship with his family had broken down and he had very few positive influences in his life. Deciding he would take every opportunity he could to better himself, he was determined to attend all courses on offer to him through Milton Keynes College, including English, Maths and Basic Cookery. Consequently, Daniel was soon offered a job in the prison kitchen, helping to prepare meals for around 600 people a day.
Employment Academy Launches at HMP Foston Hall in Association with Greggs
Celebrating the completion of their training, HMP Foston Hall recently held a presentation event for learners of the Milton Keynes Employment Academy, in association with Greggs. Since the launch in 2012, its direct partnership with prisons has had an outstanding success rate. With Greggs’ continuous support, Milton Keynes College has encouraged prisoners to take a fresh look at their attitude towards employability and focus on opportunities that exist beyond the prison walls. The Employment Academy enables learners to obtain qualifications covering health and safety, food hygiene, manual handling and first aid, as well a full induction to working with Greggs.