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    Leicester College learners win global DECA Idea Challenge 2016

    waj by wyusuf | 01-02-17

    Leicester College learners are DECA Idea Challenge 2016 Global winners in the College/University category announced this week.

    The Challenge had 2048 entries from 16 countries around the world including Algeria, China, India, Jamaica, the United Arab Emirates, New Zealand and more.

    Learners decided the product they created had to have a safety aspect about it. They recycled the plastic bottle to produce a cover for exposed plug and wiring system in poorer countries in order to protect children from getting an electric shock.

    Peter Jones Enterprise Academy learners Gigar Surendracumar and Andy Hill worked collaboratively with Foundation Degree Travel and Tourism learners Marie Simmonds and Natasha Green to produce the winning idea.read more

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    Leicester College link up with Swissport

    waj by wyusuf | 12-01-17

    Swissport the world's largest global airline company, has established a partnership with Leicester College creating a Swissport Academy.

    The academy has been created for new recruits to the industry and is the only one of its kind in Leicestershire.  Leicester College learners will be given a rare glimpse of life behind the scenes at the airport.

    Julie Whittle,National Training Manager Swissport said:

    "The academy is a crucial starting point for a future in the aviation industry with Swissport and we are excited about the potential of the new learners from Leicester College"

    The learners will be learning new skills required for airport ground handling services with the Level 2 Travel Operation and Level 3 Professional Travel and Tourism courses.read more