News

There is so much happening across Glasgow and the West of Scotland and our news portal will allow us to share it with you.

GCU and the HALO to bring work-based education to communities

Image of Professor Pamela Gillies and Marie Macklin CBE

Glasgow Caledonian University has signed a partnership with the urban regeneration group The HALO to bring work-based education to the heart of communities.

Scottish entrepreneur Marie Macklin CBE is the driving force behind HALO, which strives to regenerate areas by providing young people with the opportunity to access employment and mentoring.

The first HALO project, in Kilmarnock, a £65m regeneration of the former Diageo bottling plant in the town, aims to create up to 1400 jobs through a new commercial, educational, cultural, leisure and lifestyle quarter.

The concept has already spread to Belfast and other communities will be regenerated in a similar way over the coming years.

Under a new partnership, GCU will identify the potential for graduate apprenticeships and accredited qualifications, in sectors such as financial services, cybersecurity, energy and renewables, building technology, fashion business, and engineering design and manufacturing, on behalf of The HALO.

Marie Macklin, the HALO Urban Regeneration Company founder and executive chair, said: “GCU provides a world-class education to thousands of students every year so I am really pleased that this partnership will support The HALO’s vision of providing young people with the skills needed to make an impact in tomorrow’s world.

“The collaboration with GCU will see The HALO provide access to industry aligned and optimised work-based education that would not otherwise be readily accessible, particularly in disciplines such as cybersecurity and digital innovation.

"I want the young people who are educated in partnership with The HALO to be the best that they can be, and working in partnership with GCU we will ensure they are more than ready for full-time employment.”

Professor Pamela Gillies, Glasgow Caledonian University principal and vice-chancellor, said: “We are delighted to have found a partner that resonates so powerfully with GCU’s mission for the Common Good and distinctive philosophy of work-based education.

"We are keen to get started on our creative social, entrepreneurial and educational mission with the HALO and corporate partners to bring opportunity, skills, knowledge and transformational change to people and businesses at the heart of this project.

“For GCU, Marie Macklin is that rare individual who can be seen to embody the Scottish spirit of entrepreneurialism with philanthropy and a genuine concern for others. Her career, her generosity of spirit and her regeneration work are locked into a philosophy of giving back.”

Macklin was also awarded an honorary doctorate for business by GCU earlier this month.

 

Links

Glasgow Caledonian University

The HALO


No Comments...


Add a comment

02 00 07 06 Audio Captcha
Add Comment
 

 

What’s happening

This is a living, breathing website with regular updates on news, blogs and events. It’s the place to come back to again and again if you want to know what’s happening in the science and technology world in Glasgow and the West of Scotland.

Subscribe to keep up to date on our latest news, blog posts and events.

News

   

Virtual reality classrooms and teaching resources to be created by the University of Glasgow

Soon students at the University of Glasgow and around the world will be able travel inside the human...

Read more...


Scotland’s young innovators go head to head to tackle the global plastic crisis

A team of young Scots has won VentureJam 2018 with an innovative idea for a jukebox to encourage pla...

Read more...


Ultrasonic surgery project wins £6m funding

A research project aiming to find new ways to use ultrasonic tools for complex, robot-assisted surge...

Read more...

Blog

   

Equality Through Innovation: The Educator

In our second Equality Through Innovation blog we meet Lise McCaffery, who is inspiring the next gen...

Read more...


Equality Through Innovation: The Problem Solver

Equality Through Innovation is a new blog series profiling inspirational social innovators working i...

Read more...


Forge ahead

On Friday the 28th of September, from 10am to 5pm, Explorathon 2018 will be hosted in the iconic For...

Read more...

Events

   

The Future of Fintech

Symposium on the financial services industry with a focus on Finitech. Ticket includes lunch....

Read more...


The Galápagos Above and Below

Evening lecture about the Galápagos Islands by David and Jean Ainsley....

Read more...


The Mackintosh Festival

Festival celebrating the creative genius of Charles Rennie Mackintosh. The programme includes exhibi...

Read more...

previous post next post