Centre of Excellence for Business

Our fully equipped CofE4B on site at Shipley College combines quality education and training opportunities to prepare you for work or university.  The centre works closely with its main partner, Titus Salt school.

The ICE works with a board of local employers who can enhance your learning experience. These include Adviser Plus, Computershare, Bradford Council and the University of Bradford.

 The employers provide work experience opportunities and real life project scenarios to help prepare you for your next step. They also deliver ‘master classes’, mentoring and site visits. All this will help you towards delivering an ‘unstoppable CV’!

What’s been happening in the CoE4B?

  • WM Morrisons visited the CofE4B & held master classes about supply chain logistics and the career opportunities available at Morrisons.
  • Students completed work experience in marketing, training, hr and it departments across the region.
  • Students organised and ran the ‘Design a Postcard’ exhibition for the Saltaire Arts Trail to raise money for The Cellar Trust. They organised and promoted the exhibition, which was an opportunity for artists, both local and from across the country, to exhibit their work.
  • Mentored by employers, students took part in the CofE4B Challenge Cup, with tasks that tested logic, theory and physical skills. They competed against Titus Salt School and Carlton Bolling College, with the winning team led by Adviser Plus for the second year.
  • The Young Enterprise Project saw teams of students, supported by mentors from local companies, compete against other schools and colleges to put forward their business ideas.
  • A former apprentice, who is now a Cyber Security Expert, came in to deliver a session about career progression for computing students.
  • Representatives from Sky, the Royal Bank of Scotland, Incommunities, Barclays bank and Sainsbury’s worked with students to support the development of their CVs.

SOFTWARE DEVELOPMENT & PROGRAMMING STUDENTS 3D PRINT, BUILD AND PROGRAM A LIFE-SIZE ROBOT

Software Development & Programming students, led by tutor Steve Mullarkey, have been 3D printing, building and programming a life sized “InMoov” robot, named Titus by students. This project is an exciting opportunity for students to learn about the latest developments in the industry.

InMoov


ARE YOU A LOCAL BUSINESS OR ORGANISATION WHO WOULD LIKE TO GET INVOLVED IN THE COFE4B AND HELP INSPIRE YOUNG PEOPLE?

If so, we would like to hear from you. You can work with staff and students to help shape the curriculum, enabling the ICE to provide you with talented young people with the skills you need. These students could be your future employees! Please contact Heather Savage on 01274 327222 or see our Employers area.  

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