Centre of Excellence for industrial LiasonWorking together, Creating opportunities

 

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The CEIL® at Budmouth exists to bridge the gap between education and employment, preparing you for the working environment by developing modern day professional skills and attitudes as part of your College experience. It also aims to help you with your transition from a highly regulated way of living "by the bell and prescription" to one of independence, self-evaluation and initiative. It takes time to change ...

Our Mission

To inspire students to make the pursuit of excellence a personal quest as part of a journey that unlocks dormant talent and creates an entrepreneurial personal culture.

A Student's View

The idea of the Centre of Excellence is to help students gain the professional skills needed within the workplace, while in a safe environment. These skills could be as simple as answering the phone effectively, which can be seen as a scary experience.

These skills help prepare the students for the work environment and it allows us to transfer these practiced skills across to any other situation we are placed in, for example, at university or in the workplace.

The mission statement, that we were told about before we signed up, is to inspire students to pursue excellence in a personal quest as a part of a journey, resulting in the unlocking of hidden talent. This is achieved by the intern/student becoming part of a project that builds on our strengths and helps develop skills that need improvement.

Throughout our time in the CEIL® we are asked to complete tasks, such as showing a guest around our facilities, which gives us more confidence and ease with professional individuals.

By Alana Year 13.

Our Launch


By kind permission Dorset Echo:


A unique Centre of Excellence will soon launch in Weymouth.

Budmouth College is opening its new Centre of Excellence on March 1 in response to criticism that students are ill prepared to succeed in the work place.

The launch will celebrate the opening of the project created by Budmouth’s Director of Enterprise Marcel Ciantar to bring business and education together through the curriculum.

The new initiative stems from the college’s business and industry liaison scheme.

Students will be able to work directly with businesses and apprenticeship providers allow them to take an idea from development stages to the sales pitch in one room.

Anna-Maria Geare, President of the Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce, who are sponsoring the centre, said: “For students, they will acquire skills useful in the work marketplace and become confident to use those skills.

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“For businesses, they will gain interaction with the workforce and business owners of the future and, by working with the students, help their own businesses to grow and adapt to the changing needs of today and tomorrow.”

Rob Goodwin, of founding sponsors Champagne Film, said he would consider students for employment if vacancies came up and even hold interviews at the centre.

Mr Ciantar said: “The centre is about leaving school behind and finding a place of work.

“Every week somebody publishes something saying students are not ready for work but the centre will do the opposite because it is totally geared up to make sure students will be employable by the time they leave school.”

He added that the benefits of working alongside business and industry providers will mean there are opportunities for work experience, internships and training programmes.


The centre offers students the opportunity to work in a business environment and en-ables them to explore the world of work first hand.

The students will be encouraged to take responsibility for running and managing the centre themselves.

Daniel Foley, a student undertaking an advanced internship, said: “It has provided me with the ability to learn, develop and showcase transferable and professional skills to use outside the classroom.”

The centre has already gained several founder sponsors who will benefit from it as a professional space.

Anna-Maria Geare, President of the Weymouth and Portland Chamber of Commerce, who are sponsoring the centre, said: “For students, they will acquire skills useful in the work marketplace and become confident to use those skills.

“For businesses, they will gain interaction with the workforce and business owners of the future and, by working with the students, help their own businesses to grow and adapt to the changing needs of today and tomorrow.”

Rob Goodwin, of founding sponsors Champagne Film, said he would consider students for employment if vacancies came up and even hold interviews at the centre.

To become a member students must subscribe and declare areas of interest for a personal programme to be designed.“

It is really coming back to an old fashioned method of practise makes perfect,” said Mr Ciantar.

Students will also have the chance to do an internship for two years in the sixth form college before progressing on to a scholarship supported by the Sir Samuel Mico Trust.

Get involved

Mr Ciantar, staff and students of the Centre of Excellence are inviting business owners, managers, students and entrepreneurs who are interested in the outcomes of business thinking skills and how they are applied in the work place to attend the launch.

 


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WEYMOUTH: Business centre for Budmouth

A UNIQUE Centre of Excellence for Industrial Liaison has opened at Budmouth Technology College in Weymouth.

The centre includes two rooms for students to study and for contact with the world of business with the second room also available for hire by outside individuals and groups.

Its aim is to connect students to the world of work, employment and industry in a way not possible within the confines of the school.

It will teach them skills such as organisation and time management while readying them for a possible career.

Centre director Marcel Ciantar said: “The students love it, we have interest from outside and we have hit the ground running.”

“Thanks to the kind assistance of the local authority and the local businesses community we have been able to produce this centre which will have a real impact on our students and the local businesses.”

The Centre includes thinking zones to promote and support innovative thinking techniques in business.

The opening event, which was held in association with WSX Enterprise Ltd, was attended by more than 60 people.













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The Advertiser- CEIL LaunchONE FOR THE FUTURE: The Centre of Excellence at Budmouth College

Excelling


A CENTRE of excellence to prepare youngsters for the workplace was unveiled in Weymouth.

Representatives from local companies were shown around the £600,000 facility at Budmouth College by groups of students as it was officially launched.

Many of the companies have contributed to the Weymouth centre, which is the first of its kind in the country. The centre has been created to enhance the personal development of students and help them to prepare for future employment.

Students from across the school will use the learning space, which consists of nine different zones where different work skills can be developed.

Marcel Ciantar, who will be overseeing the centre, said it had been developed as a response to criticism claiming that students are ill-prepared for the workplace. He said: “Our role is to bridge the gap between the classroom and professionalism".


“When they come through the door, I say ‘you have left the school behind and we are now colleagues’.

“We will have companies coming in and working with them from every industry.” The centre will be mostly used by sixth formers between lessons.

The zones have different colours and help students to develop ideas, discuss things in groups and use technology to do research.

A ‘hard graft’ area has been set up where students can work without interruption.

Some 36 students have become associate interns and are taking turns at running the reception.

Student Brianna Fairbank , 17, said: “I’ve gained so many professional skills since using the centre. Some students wouldn’t be able to have those skills otherwise to help prepare them for going to university and going to work.”

Mr Ciantar will be talking about the centre at a Schools Network Conference he is attending in Warwick.

He said: “This centre is unique. We are trusting the students to be employees and to turn up for work when it is their turn to work on the reception.

“We are giving them a huge amount of responsibility.

“I’d like the Education Secretary to come here and see what we’re doing. We’re identifying what students want to improve on.”


Marcel Ciantar, who will be overseeing the centre, said it had been developed as a response to criticism claiming that students are ill-prepared for the workplace.

He said: “Our role is to bridge the gap between the classroom and professionalism.

“When they come through the door, I say ‘you have left the school behind and we are now colleagues’.

“We will have companies coming in and working with them from every industry.”

The centre will be mostly used by sixth formers between lessons.

The zones have different colours and help students to develop ideas, discuss things in groups and use technology to do research.

A ‘hard graft’ area has been set up where students can work without interruption.

Some 36 students have become associate interns and are taking turns at running the reception.

Student Brianna Fairbank , 17, said: “I’ve gained so many professional skills since using the centre. Some students wouldn’t be able to have those skills otherwise to help prepare them for going to university and going to work.”

Mr Ciantar will be talking about the centre at a Schools Network Conference he is attending in Warwick.

He said: “This centre is unique. We are trusting the students to be employees and to turn up for work when it is their turn to work on the reception.

“We are giving them a huge amount of responsibility.

“I’d like the Education Secretary to come here and see what we’re doing. We’re identifying what students want to improve on.”