How I got into tech

My life before computers I never planned to have a career in technology. At school, I had a wide range of interests and achieved highers in Maths, Chemistry, English, German, Geography, History and Modern Studies. While I went through phases of liking particular subjects, my favourite subject throughout secondary school was English. A career inContinue reading “How I got into tech”

Proud to support PRIDE

On 27 July 2019 nearly 2,000 people took part in West Lothian PRIDE at West Lothian College.  The college has hosted West Lothian PRIDE festival for five years now and I’m very proud that we are a partner in this important annual event. I was invited to speak at the rally along with Deputy Council Leader, KirsteenContinue reading “Proud to support PRIDE”

My career – long and winding but no wrong path!

At school I achieved Higher qualifications in English, Maths, Chemistry, German, Geography, History and Modern Studies. I enjoyed all of these subjects but I had no idea what I wanted to do when I left school. In my sixth year, however, I gave in to (well-meaning) pressure from teachers to apply for university. I wasn’tContinue reading “My career – long and winding but no wrong path!”

Interrupt19 — Daring to be digital!

At West Lothian College we want to help address the digital skills shortage in Scotland, so that as many people as possible can take advantage of the many opportunities available now and in the future. It is widely reported that over 12,500 digital technologies job opportunities are created each year in Scotland. While 40% of people inContinue reading “Interrupt19 — Daring to be digital!”

Investing in our people

On 30 May 2019, West Lothian College moved beyond its existing Investors in People Bronze status to achieve Silver accreditation.  West Lothian College first achieved Investors in People recognition in 2010 and achieved Bronze status under the previous 5th Generation Framework in 2016. We use the Investors in People framework to review and improve our people managementContinue reading “Investing in our people”