On Tuesday 4th July, five of our students won awards at the Bradford City Council SkillsHouse Careers and Technical Awards. These awards recognise outstanding achievements from staff and students in activities linked to employability and careers.
The winners were:
- Shane Jarvis – Business Sector Student of the Year
- Duhaa Hasan Khan – Public Services and Law Sector Student of the Year
- Rabea Sultana – Essential Skills Award: Productivity and Accountability
- Umaimah Siddique – Essential Skills Award: Creativity and Innovation
- Zara Abdullah – Essential Skills Award: Communication and Collaboration
Evie Sinclair was also a finalist for the Essential Skills Award: Leadership.
We also had two of our amazing staff shortlisted for Educator of the Year. Very well done to Imran Sabir and Haj Cheema.
New College Bradford is seen as a real centre of good practice for helping students progress in their next steps: the sheer number of awards we at the ceremony won stood out. Local businesses are increasingly keen to work with us as they know the excellent support they will get from our staff and the excellent students they can recruit. At the awards ceremony, we had multiple local firms come and talk to us and ask how they could get even more involved. One senior human resources manager at a major employer described us as being “at the heart of the community, with so many brilliant students”. Multiple firms offered our award winners work experience. It was especially nice when one of the awards was presented by a local business alongside a former student of ours (Malachi Singh) who is doing a degree apprenticeship with them. This reflects so much hard work for all our students and staff.