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New Apprenticeship Hub to Support North Highland CommunitiesThumbnail for article : New Apprenticeship Hub to Support North Highland Communities
North Highland College UHI and Developing the Young Workforce North Highland (DYW) initiative, led by Caithness Chamber of Commerce, have signed a partnership agreement to formalise their new initiative, The Apprenticeship Hub.   The initiative aims to create a collaborative approach between North Highland College UHI and Developing the Young Workforce North Highland to support growth in the apprenticeship family to benefit the Caithness and Sutherland economy.  
North Highland College No Plans Yet In Place To Deal With Serious Financial ProblemsThumbnail for article : North Highland College No Plans Yet In Place To Deal With Serious Financial Problems
Colleges' financial challenges increase.   The Audit Scotland report published today (4th June 2019) shows North Highland college is only one of several colleges not to have any financial plan in place to deal with a growing deficit.  
3/4/2019
Helcat Monthly Training - April/MayThumbnail for article : Helcat Monthly Training - April/May
We have a range of high-standard rooms which are well-equipped, available to hire on a daily/long-term basis for delivering training, hosting meetings to book your corporate events in etc.   Does your plant training card require renewing, or to be updated from Trained to Competent Operator status?.  
First Newton Room In The UK Is Officially Opened In ThursoThumbnail for article : First Newton Room In The UK Is Officially Opened In Thurso
The first Norwegian style learning centre in the UK was officially opened in Thurso today Monday 25th March 2019.   Newton Rooms are designed to inspire more young people to become interested in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM), and encourage them to study these subjects in school and beyond.  
Scottish Apprenticeship Events in Thurso and WickThumbnail for article : Scottish Apprenticeship Events in Thurso and Wick
North Highland college have two information evenings next week for Scottish Apprenticeship week to promote the Foundation Apprenticeships available to pupils in Thurso and Wick at North Highland College UHI.   Entry is FREE..  
Finance For Non Finance ManagersThumbnail for article : Finance For Non Finance Managers
This course is designed for managers and businesses owners to develop their skills in interpreting business documents to use them for business planning.   9.00AM Fri 22 March 2019 to 4.30PM Fri 22 March 2019 Cost £135 Finance for Non Finance Managers:.  
Jobs and How To Get ThemThumbnail for article : Jobs and How To Get Them
North Highland College.   Saturday 9th February 2019..  
Career prospects increasing for college leaversThumbnail for article : Career prospects increasing for college leavers
The prospects of those qualifying through Highlands and Islands colleges are continuing to increase according to the Scottish Funding Council's annual College Leaver Destinations report.  The publication, released last week, reports on the destinations of those who left college in the 2016 to 2017 academic year.  
North Highland College UHI - Board Of Management AppointmentsThumbnail for article : North Highland College UHI - Board Of Management Appointments
Join the North Highland College UHI Board of Management to help shape education across the Highlands and Islands.   North Highland College UHI is a partner in the University of the Highlands and Islands and a leading college of further and higher education offering training, education and skills development opportunities from access to PhD level.  
29/8/2018
Wick High school positive destination news welcomed by Caithness CouncillorsThumbnail for article : Wick High school positive destination news welcomed by Caithness Councillors
Caithness Councillors have welcomed information that shows progress being made in respect of destinations of pupils on leaving Wick High School in recent years.  The information was presented at the Caithness Area Committee meeting held in Wick on Tuesday 28 August.  
Not For Profit Budding Engineers Takes Off In CaithnessThumbnail for article : Not For Profit Budding Engineers Takes Off In Caithness
Budding Engineers - Certificate of School Engagement for Inspiration by DYW North East Scotland.   Budding Engineers are delighted to have received certification for Developing the Young Workforce, with a Certificate of School Engagement for Inspiration by DYW North East Scotland.  
Colleges' Financial Health Improves But Challenges RemainThumbnail for article : Colleges' Financial Health Improves But Challenges Remain
A deal to harmonise staff pay at a cost of £50m a year will absorb projected savings from the reform of Scotland's colleges, says the Auditor General.   Caroline Gardner's annual report on colleges says the sector reported a very small surplus in its underlying financial position in 2016/17, compared to the previous year's £8m deficit.  
Report highlights success of Highland and Islands collegesThumbnail for article : Report highlights success of Highland and Islands colleges
A new report has revealed that 70.3% of full-time students successfully completed their studies at Highlands and Islands colleges in the 2016 to 2017 academic year.  This is higher than the national average figure which shows that 65.3% of students passed further education courses at Scottish colleges in the period.  
Wick High Finalist In Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018.Thumbnail for article : Wick High Finalist In Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018.
The £48.5m Wick Community Campus built by Morrison Construction has been announced as a finalist at the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) Awards for Planning Excellence 2018.   The project is entered in the category for "Excellence in Planning for a Successful Economy" against eight other finalists from across the UK with the winner to be announced during a ceremony at Milton Court Concert Hall on 24 May 2018.  
Report highlights threat of marine plastics to seabirdsThumbnail for article : Report highlights threat of marine plastics to seabirds
A new report has highlighted the threat marine plastic pollution poses to seabirds in the northeastern Atlantic region.  Researchers found that, of 34 seabird species investigated, 74% have ingested plastic.  
Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHIThumbnail for article : Caithness Professor Appointed As Vice Principal Of UHI
Vice-principals take up roles at University of the Highlands and Islands.   The University of the Highlands and Islands has appointed three new vice-principals to its senior management team to increase representation from the 13 colleges and research institutions which make up its partnership.  
Budding Engineers summer CAD SchoolThumbnail for article : Budding Engineers summer CAD School
At present, I am considering the idea of running a summer CAD School, this idea would depend on firstly any student interest in the Caithness County.   So many people think that CAD is all about engineering, well it's not, if you wish to design your ideas for doing your embroidery then you can, if you would like to design your own jewellery then you can, if you wish to design your own house then you can.  
Apply Now For Engineering And Construction Employability Essentials Summer ProgrammeThumbnail for article : Apply Now For Engineering And Construction Employability Essentials Summer Programme
North Highland College UHI are inviting applications for the Engineering and Construction Employability Essentials summer programme.  The course is now in its fourth year and run in conjunction with Skills Development Scotland.  
Partnership agreement to deliver engineering skillsThumbnail for article : Partnership agreement to deliver engineering skills
A new three-year partnership agreement between North Highland College UHI and Nigg Skills Academy has been signed to deliver engineering skills and qualifications to the Ross-Shire area at their academy in Nigg.   Nigg Skills Academy works with employers and industry bodies to deliver engineering skills to meet today's industry demands, has established a memorandum of understanding with North Highland College UHI to continue to provide opportunities for those seeking careers within the engineering and energy industry.  
Pipers to lead pupils back to school at new Wick CampusThumbnail for article : Pipers to lead pupils back to school at new Wick Campus
Around 400 pupils and teachers attending Newton Park Primary school and Nursery at Wick Campus in Wick will walk to their new school on Wednesday 26 April setting off at 9am from the Old Pulteneytown Academy building.   The procession of pupils in their new school uniforms will be led by Highland Bagpipers Alistair Miller and Chester Henry, a P7 pupil, along the new pedestrian access path and ramp down to the new building.