1st December 2020

Dundee and Angus College is supporting the #LoveScotlandsColleges national campaign to highlight the importance and strength of Scotland’s colleges to stakeholders.

The week-long campaign, which kicks off on St Andrew’s Day, 30 November, will showcase and celebrate the outstanding work of colleges the length and breadth of Scotland. Brainchild of the CDN Marketing and Communications Network, this collaborative campaign is supported right across the college sector. It will highlight national and local examples of how colleges are supporting students, communities, businesses, staff and the economy.

Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive, College Development Network, said:

“Our colleges are at the heart of their communities, helping students to achieve their future goals; businesses to survive and thrive; regional economies to strengthen; and they are also helping Scotland to build a sustainable, net zero future. This campaign is a celebration of all that the sector does, and a way to shout about the fantastic, transformative work undertaken by colleges every day.

“Colleges will play a vital role in supporting Scotland’s economic, social and educational recovery – supporting industry to rebuild and re-engage its workforce, maximising employment opportunities for our citizens, and addressing the mental health and wellbeing of our communities.

“It is remarkable to see how quickly colleges adapted to the Covid-19 pandemic, responding to the needs of their students by moving learning and teaching online, and providing daily support to students and their local communities.

“The work of the college sector is now more critical than ever, and I am excited to see inspiring examples of what the sector does through the #LoveScotlandsColleges campaign.”

Dundee and Angus College Principal, Simon Hewitt said:
“Dundee and Angus College are proud of the significant role that we play in supporting the people and businesses of our region. Without the vital skills we provide, the economy would simply stop. We produce skilled plumbers, joiners, electricians, chefs, beauty therapists, motor mechanics, computer programmers, lab technicians and many, many other roles that are the lifeblood of our regional economy.

“We are also playing a significant role in a number of new, exciting and key opportunities that exist within the region such as the Tay Cities deal, the proposed eSports arena, the Michelin Scotland Innovation Parc and the Dundee City review of Employability services.

“These are tough and difficult times for everyone but, as a College, we are gearing up to do everything that we can to play our part in rising to the challenges that lay ahead.

“The College is a fundamental part of our local communities; we provide much more than learning and teaching. We provide support, sanctuary, second chances and most of all, hope. Hope that things can be better tomorrow.”

Join the conversation - #LoveScotlandsColleges - and find out about the important work of Scotland’s colleges.


Dundee & Angus College

Dundee and Angus College is moving away from traditional thinking and focussing much more on careers not courses. It wants the people of the Dundee and Angus region to be better informed and prepared for the career options available to them, no matter what stage they are at.

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