Press release: Education Secretary confirms T Level roll-out from September 2020

first_img A world-class technical education system is a crucial ingredient in improving productivity and helping UK plc to compete on the global stage. I’m also pleased to confirm today the details of how we will fund providers to deliver T Levels, and that we are making an additional £3.75 million available to the first T Level providers to support them to develop and offer high-quality courses for every student from 2020. Colleges, like Exeter College, sit at the heart of their communities, and therefore today’s news is great for the ambition of our learners, our city, and our region. Everyone agrees that a radical shake-up of technical and vocational education in this country is long overdue. T Levels are our chance to do that – offering young people high-quality alternatives to our world-class A Levels from September 2020. Extra funding for T Level students who are aged 18 to ensure that they have access to the additional hours that are needed for larger T Level courses. The second wave of post-16 providers we have announced today demonstrates our commitment to making this happen. They will play an important role in ensuring more young people across the country can access these courses and help develop the skilled workforce the country needs for the future. The first three T Levels for Digital, Education and Construction will be taught from September 2020. A further seven will to be taught from 2021, including three in Health and Science, with a further 15 coming on stream from 2022 onwards in sectors such as legal, financial and accounting, engineering and manufacturing, and creative & design.The additional further education providers announced today – bringing the total number of providers to more than 100 – will offer up to ten T Level courses from 2021 as part of the Government’s major upgrade to technical and vocational education.John Laramy, Principal and Chief Executive of Exeter College, said: Exeter College is delighted to have been selected to support the transformation of technical education in England, as an early adopter.center_img Confirmation that additional funding will be provided to support T Level students who have not yet met the minimum English and maths requirement (GCSE or equivalent) so they can continue to gain these vital skills; T Levels will be backed by an additional half a billion pounds of investment every year when the new qualifications are fully rolled out. The Government has also published the response to its T Level funding consultation today which confirms how it intends to distribute the increased funding, including: Education Secretary Damian Hinds has today (18 June) confirmed that new T Level qualifications will become a reality from September 2020, as a second wave of further education providers are announced to deliver courses from 2021.The move signals a major step forward in Mr. Hinds’ 10-year ambition to overhaul technical education, and is further demonstration of the Government’s commitment to give more young people access to high-quality training opportunities so they can secure rewarding careers.T Levels will be high-quality technical alternatives to A Levels, combining classroom theory, practical learning and an industry placement – of at least 315 hours, or approximately 45 days – where students will build the knowledge and skills they need in a workplace environment.As the first T Level providers start gearing up to roll-out the courses from September 2020, the Government has also announced a further £3.75 million for 2019/20 to cover costs such as producing high-quality materials to help them recruit young people, and published the details of how the new courses will be funded.Education Secretary, Damian Hinds, said: Providing additional funding to support disadvantaged young people including while on an industry placement; Part of the significant funding being made available by the Government to deliver T Levels is a £20 million investment to help prepare the further education sector for the introduction of the new courses. This includes the £8 million T Level Professional Development offer which is already helping teachers and staff prepare for the roll-out of the new qualifications and the £5 million Taking Teaching Further programme which aims to attract industry experts to work in the sector.To support the development and delivery of T Level industry placements, the Government recently announced a new package of support for employers. This builds on the £60 million already invested to help make sure every student can access a high-quality placement from September 2020. So that young people have access to the latest, high quality equipment and state-of the art facilities during their studies, £38 million is also being made available to support the first T Level providers to be ready to teach T Levels from September 2020.The pioneering new courses are being co-created with leading employers so they provide young people with the skills industry need and will help set more young people on a clear path to a good job. Earlier this month, the official T Level branding was unveiled so that stakeholders and providers can start to recruit the first T Level students from September next year. Being a 2020 provider, and now, based on this announcement a 2021 provider, is great news for our students, employers and staff. T Levels align with our vision to be an exceptional college and drive a line of sight to industry, which we see as key for our technical provision.last_img read more

Explain how tossing candy is respectful

first_imgCategories: Letters to the Editor, Opinion At the Galway memorial Day parade, the Galway Fire Department showed this community the true meaning of Memorial Day as they solemnly marched through the village, eyes straight ahead, while some of the other groups threw out candy to the spectators.After stopping on their way at a huge flag, which they hung over Route 147, the firefighters stood at attention while resident Glenn Babcock, fully dressed in appropriate Scottish attire in keeping with Galway’s heritage, played “Amazing Grace” on his bagpipes. It was truly a very moving moment. They didn’t have to throw candy to gain the respect of the spectators. They then moved on, as did the entire parade, to the Memorial Circle at the Galway High School for a nice memorial service.I’m confused. Can someone please explain to me how throwing candy during a Memorial Day parade shows respect to those who gave their lives for our freedom?Thank you, Galway Fire Department.Phyllis SleeperGalwayMore from The Daily Gazette:Police: Schenectady woman tried to take car in Clifton Park hours after arrest, release in prior the…Foss: Should main downtown branch of the Schenectady County Public Library reopen?EDITORIAL: Find a way to get family members into nursing homesEDITORIAL: Urgent: Today is the last day to complete the censusEDITORIAL: Thruway tax unfair to working motoristslast_img read more

Brisbane home sold for $270,000 less than it fetched last year

first_img85 Menser St, Calamvale, was last auctioned in September and again last weekend.A PAIR of young Brisbane buyers has lost $270,000 off the price of a multi-million-dollar property they bought just five months ago.Agent Eric Li of Ray White Sunnybank confirmed it was the second sale in months for the massive 1.01ha property.“They sold it cheaper than they paid because they needed a quick settlement,” he said of the weekend’s $3.03m auction of 85 Menser St, Calamvale.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoLast year’s buyers were driving past the auction when they decided to bid. The 1.01ha site has development approval for 38 townhouses.In September last year it had sold at auction for $3.3m in what Mr Li described at the time as an “unusual” circumstance where the buyers had not inspected the property until after the auction. The buyers had been driving past the auction when they stopped to ask if they could bid, he told The Courier-Mail after last year’s sale.The property has a five bedroom, three bathroom, four car space home that the owners had tried living in for a stint, but its main attraction was development approval for 38 townhouses on the site. “Hopefully, the new owner will develop it,” Mr Li said. FOLLOW SOPHIE FOSTER ON TWITTERlast_img read more

Batesville CYO Basketball Results

first_imgSt. Louis-1 defeated All Saints-1 51-32.  St. Louis-1 would jump out to a 16-6 first quarter lead and would extended the lead to 15 at halftime 31-16. St. Louis-1 would keep up the good play in the second half to come away with the win. We played very well as a team. This was a good win for us. Bruins Scoring. George Ritter 17, Lane Oesterling 14, Alex Westerfeld 6, Calvin Sherwood 4, Cooper Williams 3, Sam Giesting 3.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Roger Dietz.St. Louis-2 lost to All Saints-2 44-40. This was very close game throughout but All Saints-2 was able hold on for the win.  Bruins Scoring. John Thompson 10, Kurt Siefert 8, Gus Cooper 6, Evan Vogelsang 5, Adam Cox 4, Brayden Worthington 3, Adam Vogelsang 2.Courtesy of Bruins Coach: Fuzz Springmeyer.St. Louis-3 fell to St. Mary’s-1’s 69-22. Dylan Fledderman led St. Louis-3 with 7 points.Courtesy of Bruins Coach Chris Lanning.last_img read more

Terry ’62 and Mary Louise Monaghan Make Capping Gift for Saint…

first_imgFacebook0Tweet0Pin0Submitted by Saint Martin’s UniversityTerry ’62 and Mary Louise Monaghan have made a generous endowed gift for the Saint Martin’s University Science Initiative to be used in support of the building preservation of the new science building. The Monaghans’ gift fulfills the challenge matching gift from the Abbey and brings the Science Initiative campaign to a successful conclusion. The campaign has raised more than $10.4 million for the new building and its endowment.“We are happy to be able to support the new science building initiative for Saint Martin’s University with our gift,” the Monaghans said. “This facility rounds out Saint Martin’s program to have a world-class STEM complex that will enable the University to continue to thrive, and to serve current and future students with an excellent education.”Mary Louise said, “We wanted to make the capping gift to the campaign and match the Abbey’s generous donation. Saint Martin’s University means so much to us and our family. Terry is a graduate in civil engineering and three of our grandchildren have attended the University.”“The Monaghans have long been a part of the life of Saint Martin’s University and their wonderful capping gift is another example of their devotion to the University,” said Abbot Neal Roth, O.S.B. ‘65, major superior of Saint Martin’s Abbey and chancellor of Saint Martin’s University. “We are so pleased that their gift has fulfilled the challenge match set by the Abbey’s donation. We look forward to the opening of the new science building and the expanded educational opportunities that the new facility will provide for our students.”The University has started construction on the new 30,000-square-foot classroom and laboratory facility that will house its growing natural and physical science programs. The new science building, which is scheduled to open in fall 2019, will include laboratories, classrooms, collaborative research spaces and offices. It will be strategically located near Cebula Hall and adjacent to the Panowicz Foundry for Innovation and the E.L. Wiegand Laboratories, which houses engineering, computer science and industrial labs, creating a STEM complex at the core of the campus.On Monday, Sept. 17, at 4:00 p.m., the University will host a groundbreaking ceremony for the new science building. The event will be held at the construction site for the new building, behind Panowicz Foundry for Innovation and the E.L. Wiegand Laboratories. Saint Martin’s students, Abbey members, alumni, faculty, staff and friends of the University are invited to attend.“The University is sincerely grateful to all the donors who contributed to the Science Initiative and who made this campaign such a success,” said Cecelia Loveless, vice president for institutional advancement. “The Monaghans have made a capping gift that not only makes the new science building a reality for our students in the fall of 2019, but also provides a foundation for the building’s continued development and maintenance.” Those who are interested in joining the Monaghans and supporting the preservation endowment for the new science building can make a gift through the Saint Martin’s University giving page.Saint Martin’s University is an independent, four-year, coeducational university located on a wooded campus of more than 300 acres in Lacey, Washington. Established in 1895 by the Catholic Order of Saint Benedict, the University is one of 13 Benedictine colleges and universities in the United States and Canada, and the only one west of the Rocky Mountains. Saint Martin’s University prepares students for successful lives through its 27 majors and ten graduate programs spanning the liberal arts, business, education, nursing and engineering. Saint Martin’s welcomes more than 1,300 undergraduate students and 250 graduate students from many ethnic and religious backgrounds to its Lacey campus, and more students to its extended campus located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord. Visit the Saint Martin’s University website at www.stmartin.edu.last_img read more

LS EMS Cadets 10th Anniversary

first_imgThe Little Silver EMS Cadet Squad is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Members, past and present, recently got together to share stories and talk about the group’s success. Among its past members are a doctor, three nurses, two investment brokers and a lawyer. Those attending the gathering were: front row, John Barney, Jeremy Susser, Trey Peterson, Tyler Birn and Kendall Sidun; second row, ToniAnn Bennett, Melissa Bennett, Kim Ambrose, who is the adviser, Karr Mullen and Chris Faherty; third row, Emily Garth, Taylor Giblin, Ashley Jordan and Elizabeth Giblin; and top row, Carli Ambrose, Peter Giblin, Kelsey Ambrose and Carolyn Bogdon.last_img read more

Circus kids go Zip Zap

first_img17 December 2002There’s not many people in the world who can juggle five balls. Six balls takes hours and hours and hours of practice. And seven? Well, you can count them on one hand. And when you do, make sure you count in 14-year-old Johan Moolman of the Zip Zap Circus.The Circus, made up of a group of energetic and enthusiastic kids ranging in age from 7 to 20 years, is packed with extraordinary talent in trapeze, acrobatics, juggling, unicycling and clowning.The kids, in their colourful costumes and ready smiles, work together as a well-honed team, displaying confidence, poise and skill that attests to hours of practice and training. And besides juggling seven balls, they juggle rings, clubs, balls, even burning clubs, and the smaller boys juggle sitting on a bigger boy’s shoulders, who is on a unicycle.They tour the country, usually during school holidays, giving free shows in shopping centres. Some kids have gone on overseas trips – at present there are four boys performing in Holland. The school has around 60 kids, half boys, half girls.Zip Zap teenagers take on African stick-fightingThe Circus is based in Cape Town, where it began in 1992, and is the only free circus school in the country. It takes children from all walks of life – some are street kids, others have no parents, several live in mansions, others live in shacks in townships. They don’t pay fees for their five hours of training a day they get, and they still go to school, in some cases paid for by Zip Zap to encourage the kids to finish their formal schooling.Free shows, no training fees . . . how do they do it? The Circus has one major sponsor in the form of Old Mutual Properties, and they perform free of charge in shopping centres belonging to the large corporate. But most of their funding they earn themselves, through corporate, stunt and film work. Two recent movies they were involved in are Home Alone 4 and Sinbad. Several years ago they did the stunt work for the Sanlam advert in which a trapeze artist walked across a tightrope strung between two buildings.David Koch, assistant trainer and tour manager, explains: “We do corporate acts just for entertainment, but we also create shows around what companies want, maybe to build trust, to represent safety or dignity.’The school was started 10 years ago by Brent van Rensburg and his wife Laurence Esteve. Van Rensburg has worked in circuses worldwide. He set up the Circus with the aim of teaching kids life skills through circus skills.It’s not hard to see that it’s working – the kids exude confidence and pride, trust in each other (especially when you’re dangling from someone’s wrists four metres above the ground) and just plain enjoyment, obvious in their happy smiles. Says Lizo James, 17: “This is my school, it is good for me and makes me excited.’ He admits it is hard work. “It is not easy, you have to train hard to be flexible.’The kids also learn practical skills. They make all their own props and costumes, and learn make-up application.It goes further. Several of their acts are very humorous – a clown act with three bakers who throw their dough around, tumble over and under their baking table, getting lots of laughs from the audience.Another act involves boys dressed up as animals, tiptoeing behind a hunter dressed in khaki. They jump over a vaulting horse in every imaginable way, creating a very amusing scene. Two talented boys come on with African drums, and elicit much laughter with their mimed actions, but produce some pretty cool drumming.Koch says most of the ideas for the humorous sketches are put together by the kids themselves.And don’t skimp on the applause. Says Ryno Keet, 17: “The best part is getting a good round of applause.’ For him it shows the audience appreciates all the hard work that goes into each act. It requires a lot of “dedication, commitment, perseverance, and a need to get better’.Zip Zap has links with the world-famous Cirque du Soleil, a Canadian-based circus, which sends interns to the Cape Town school.Zip Zap also has an outreach programme. They take street kids for a three-week basic circus skills course and some reveal great talent, but it can be heartbreaking. “Some of these kids could be stars, but they inevitably go back to the street’, says Cock.Three boys from Zip Zap will be going to study at the UniverSoul Circus in the US in February.Future plans for the circus are to create a centre of the arts, with a hostel attached. “We get inquiries from around the world. We’d like to set up an alternative kind of school’, says Koch. This requires approval from the Department of Education, so it will take some time.Smiles, confidence, poise . . . isn’t this what every teenager needs? Want to use this article in your publication or on your website?See: Using SAinfo materiallast_img read more

Is Publicly Sharing Your Location Creepy? This App Thinks So

first_imgWhat it Takes to Build a Highly Secure FinTech … Role of Mobile App Analytics In-App Engagement The Rise and Rise of Mobile Payment Technology Why IoT Apps are Eating Device Interfaces mike melanson So, should you stop broadcasting your location? I vote no. (And not because I want to stalk you, I swear.) I share my location all the time and for a number of reasons. It enables random and serendipitous connections to occur. I can look back and have all sorts of contextual information as I weave my way through the world. I can plug it all in to services like MemoLane and get a time-ordered snapshot of my own life, as I share it online. And in turn, it gets fed through algorithms and stuffed into features like Foursquare’s latest recommendation service, which looks at where I’ve been and suggests where I may want to go next. And that’s just the first step for what can be done with all of this location information. I also get second hand value from all this public location sharing. I see people’s check-ins on Twitter and can figure out that the coffee shop down the street is the place to be. Tweets can help with a host of scenarios, from public health issues to mysterious explosions in Portland.Of course, I may be a bit overzealous in my location sharing. It’s on, by default, for everything – pictures, check-in services (which are public) and Tweets. Go ahead – download Creepy and enter @rwwmike and you’ll see my recent trips to Palm Springs, CA and Austin, TX. You’ll see my bike ride across town to Golden Gate Park. You’ll see snapshots of food and beer and bikes. This isn’t for everyone. If you have bad relationships with your exes or lawyers coming after you for bills, you might not want to live so publicly. And are we that far off from insurance companies gathering check-in information and using it to calculate your premiums? But that’s what Creepy is about, right? It’s saying “Look, you’re sharing your life on the Internet and really, everyone can see.” The question is, do you care? (And perhaps, far more importantly, should you care?)Creepy is available for Windows and Linux with a Mac version on the way. Tags:#Location#mobile#news#privacy#web Related Posts You might want to file this under the “perhaps this was obvious, but we needed another app to show us” category, but if you check in, Tweet your location and otherwise publicly broadcast your GPS coordinates for all the world to see on the Internet, other people can see where you are.Creepy is a desktop app for Windows and Linux and it’s a stalker’s dream come true. The big question, though, is should you stop sharing? And is it really all that creepy?Last year, all the talk was about PleaseRobMe, a website that simply showed where people were checked in. It did nothing more than a Twitter search for the Foursquare domain, but it brought to attention the idea that whenever you publicly broadcast your location, you also publicly broadcast your absence from home. You know, the place with the valuables.Creepy takes this idea a step further. It takes a couple minutes to gather all the data – which it searches for according to Twitter or Flickr username – before showing a very detailed map of every Tweet, check-in and geo-tagged picture that person has posted to the Internet for months on end. And depending on how a particular piece of information was sent, such as from a smartphone with an accurate GPS signal, the results can be, well…creepy. We’re talking “Yep, I was next to that oak tree in the park when I took that picture” creepy.last_img read more

Turkish cybercriminals hack ATMs in Tripura, steal huge cash

first_imgAfter Assam, suspected cybercriminals from Turkey have stolen huge amounts of cash from ATMs through ATM-cloning devices installed in Tripura’s capital Agartala, police said on Monday.According to the police, banks and other sources, over 60 bank customers of different banks mostly State Bank of India (SBI) during the past few days lost lakhs of rupees due to the fraudulent acts of the cybercriminals and ATM hackers.Tripura police’s Cyber Crime wing Superintendent of Police Sharmistha Chakraborty said that as per their preliminary probe the Turkish nationals who had taken out lakhs of rupees of bank customers through the ATM-cloning devices in Guwahati in August are also involved in similar hacking in Agartala.“We are collecting complaints of bank customers from various police stations and different bank branches to gather the information and other details of stolen cash of many bank customers from ATMs through ATM-cloning devices,” Chakraborty said.She said according to their information available the suspected Turkish nationals after pilfering money from the several ATMs left Tripura for Kolkata.“Our probe is on. If necessary we would take help from other agencies of concerned states where similar crimes took place,” the official added.According to local media reports, over ₹80 lakhs of several customers were stolen from several ATMs during the past few days in Agartala.SBI’s Regional Manager Dibyendu Chowdhury said that they have so far received complains from 45 customers that they lost their money due to the ATM hacking.Chowdhury said that the SBI has blocked a number of ATM and debit cards of its customers as precautionary measures.According to a cyber-technology expert, the ATM card cloning system comprises a spy camera, a memory card and a small data device to gather ATM and account details of bank customers. Recently, two Turkish nationals involved in the ATM hacking were arrested in Mumbai.Incidents of stealing money of a large number of bank customers from ATMs through ATM cloning devices took place in different parts of the country including Kolkata and Guwahati.last_img read more

Ross displeased after Miranda says groin kick ‘part of game’

first_imgJohn Lloyd Cruz a dashing guest at Vhong Navarro’s wedding Kammuri turning to super typhoon less likely but possible — Pagasa Ross was slapped with a technical foul during the incident before getting ejected later in the game after engaging in a verbal altercation with NLEX head coach Yeng Guiao. Brace for potentially devastating typhoon approaching PH – NDRRMC Chris Ross vs Michael Miranda. Photo by Tristan Tamayo/INQUIRER.net San Miguel Beer guard Chris Ross was left confused over Michael Miranda’s comments about the NLEX big man’s actions that led to a hefty fine and a one-game suspension.Miranda was fined P20,000 and will miss the Road Warriors’ next game against the Rain or Shine Elasto Painters on Friday after kicking Ross in the groin last Friday.ADVERTISEMENT Trending Articles PLAY LIST 00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles00:50Trending Articles01:29Police teams find crossbows, bows in HK university01:35Panelo suggests discounted SEA Games tickets for students02:49Robredo: True leaders perform well despite having ‘uninspiring’ boss02:42PH underwater hockey team aims to make waves in SEA Games01:44Philippines marks anniversary of massacre with calls for justice01:19Fire erupts in Barangay Tatalon in Quezon City MOST READ Read Next Don’t miss out on the latest news and information. 2 ‘newbie’ drug pushers fall in Lucena stingcenter_img Globe Business launches leading cloud-enabled and hardware-agnostic conferencing platform in PH View comments Slow and steady hope for near-extinct Bangladesh tortoises Gab Banal savors chance to play for dad Joel, uncle Koy in Marinerong Pilipino LATEST STORIES Typhoon Kammuri accelerates, gains strength en route to PH NEXT BLOCK ASIA 2.0 introduces GURUS AWARDS to recognize and reward industry influencers In an interview with Spin.ph, Miranda didn’t seem apologetic when he spoke with the media after being summoned by PBA officer-in-charge Willie Marcial at the PBA Office on Tuesday. Miranda justified his kick, saying that the move is just “part of the game.”READ: PBA suspends Camson, Almazan, MirandaFEATURED STORIESSPORTSWATCH: Drones light up sky in final leg of SEA Games torch runSPORTSLillard, Anthony lead Blazers over ThunderSPORTSMalditas save PH from shutoutMiranda’s unapologetic demeanor didn’t sit well with Ross, who expressed his displeasure on Twitter.“Part of basketball!?!? Never was taught that part! Could possibly ruin someone’s future by kicking in that area. It’s ok I accept your apology and send prayers your way!” Ross, a five-time champion, wrote.last_img read more