College leading the way in international projects

20110523 - Provost visit to Angus College. 'Angus College Curriculum Manager Neil Jack, Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville, Marketing Director Kay Gilmour and Curriculum Manager Mina Welsh.  ''"Andy Thompson Photography",'Copyright Andy Thompson Photography, 'No use without payment, 'www.atimages.com
20110523 - Provost visit to Angus College. 'Angus College Curriculum Manager Neil Jack, Angus Provost Ruth Leslie Melville, Marketing Director Kay Gilmour and Curriculum Manager Mina Welsh. ''"Andy Thompson Photography",'Copyright Andy Thompson Photography, 'No use without payment, 'www.atimages.com

ANGUS College showcased its world leadership on international projects during a visit by provost Ruth Leslie Melville recently.

Winner of the international category at the Angus Ambassador Awards 2010, Angus College creates global awareness of the county’s strengths, skills and opportunities.

Kay Gilmour, director of marketing and business growth, said: “It’s our successes with our Transnational projects that made us apply for this award.

“As well as completed work with Malawi sharing best practice and ideas, we are delighted with the success of our soft skills project - a course delivered in the colleges SkillZone.”

Angus College was the only college in Scotland to be funded for Transfer of Innovation European Funding.

A grant of £200,000 was awarded for their measuring, assessing, soft skills (MASS) project which now has partners in Greece, Romania, Sweden and the Netherlands.

The provost was impressed by the project and said that Angus College’s application to the Ambassador Awards stuck out in the minds of the judges because of their clear breadth of vision combined with a strong internal culture of entrepreneurship that creates a freedom to develop ideas.

The hospitality department is a further example of the college’s entrepreneurial spirit as when other countries visit Angus College they get to taste the best of Angus produce through its restaurant facility.

This year’s Angus Ambassador Awards Dinner also directly involved the college’s catering students.

The provost said: “A partnership approach is the way forward and by working together we are making a difference.

“Angus College is truly inspirational in its international relations and in its entrepreneurial endeavours and we are proud to have Angus College International as our ambassador for Angus.”