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CHAMBER NEWS 9 ROCHDALE COLLEGE SUPPORTS YOUNG CHAMBER ROCHDALE SIXTH Form College opened in September 2010. The college was set up to address the underachievement at A Level in a borough with high levels of deprivation, and where performance at GCSE is below the national average. The college was awarded a Grade 1, Outstanding, in the 2013 Ofsted inspection and was placed at the top of the Department for Education’s Performance Tables for Progress in 2014, 2015 and 2016. The College is now within the next phase of development. Whilst the College is proud of its success to date, it is keen to develop and expand on the progress made following the opening of its doors in 2010. Whilst developing employability skills has always been on the agenda, there is now a further shift to develop this beyond the curriculum, in order to build robust and lasting links between the College and local businesses within the Greater Manchester area. The College is responding to the needs of businesses, universities and apprenticeship providers to ensure all students are properly equipped for life beyond A Levels. The focus to ensure students are ‘work ready’ is building year in, year out and the students are responding well. Students know that success beyond college relies not only on strong academic achievement but also an ability to market themselves successfully, in a highly competitive market. The College is keen to work with businesses in the Greater Manchester area to further enhance the delivery of the taught curriculum, create opportunities for career placements and to develop the skills of their young people to ensure they are successful in gaining future employment. Links are currently in place to support career placements within a range of industries. With this increased focus on employability, students in both years 12 and 13 are supported through curriculum lessons, tutorials and enrichment programmes to enhance their skills in preparation for life beyond RSFC. The College Employability Forum is working hard to showcase and develop students’ knowledge and understanding of employability skills to ensure students develop their CVs, employment portfolio and prepare well for upcoming interviews. The College is proud and excited to be a part of the Young Assembly. Students enjoyed their participation in the first meeting in 2016 and are looking forward to future involvement in 2017. The Young Assembly is proving to be a valuable insight to the work within Greater Manchester Chamber of Commerce. The College is keen to hear from local business and training providers to help establish college to business links, and to provide a talent pool of potential future employees for businesses in the Greater Manchester area. If you are interested in working with a highly successful college, please contact: Jessica Smith, Communications and Partnerships Coordinator, at j.smith@rochdalesfc.ac.uk or on 01706 769805 Leading the way with Manchester As Manchester continues to lead the way for innovation and development, we at Mathys & Squire are proud to be a part of this fantastic business community. From advising clients on their trade mark and design issues, to assisting with patent queries, our attorneys strive to get the best results for our clients. The importance of Manchester as a business hub has given us the opportunity to build and develop our team and we are now one of the fastest-growing firms of Trade Mark and Patent Attorneys in the city. Whether it be working with our many clients in the North West or meeting new faces at events, we are thrilled to part of the Manchester community during these exciting times. For a free initial consultation on how we can assist you with your Intellectual Property please contact us: T: +44(0)161 8705900 E: info@mathys-squire.com W: mathys-squire.com Tw: @Mathys_Squire Manchester | York | London | Cambridge


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