Dumfries and Galloway College Backs #LoveScotlandsColleges Week

29 November 2021

Dumfries and Galloway College is proud to be taking part in the #LoveScotlandsColleges campaign.

The week-long event celebrates the crucial role that further education plays throughout Scotland and showcases the courses, training, and other opportunities the sector makes available.

#LoveScotlandsColleges is the brainchild of the CDN Marketing and Communications Network.

Now in its second year, #LoveScotlandsColleges has garnered support from colleges, businesses, and other stakeholders throughout the country and has helped colleges make real and meaningful connections.

Dumfries and Galloway College is delighted to be collaborating with CDN and its many valued college partners across Scotland to celebrate #LoveScotlandsColleges week and encourages everyone to get involved.

Principal Joanna Campbell said:

“#LoveScotlandsColleges is a fantastic initiative and we could not be happier to be backing it all the way.

“Scotland’s colleges play a huge role in ensuring that the workforce of the future has the skills, education, and resources it needs and so it is right that we celebrate our collective achievements.

“I wish all my colleagues across our sector, as well as our partners in other sectors, a very happy #LoveScotlandsColleges week and I look forward to working with them further in the future.”

Jim Metcalfe, Chief Executive, College Development Network (CDN), said:

“After the success of last year’s #LoveScotlandsColleges, the fantastic week-long campaign is back.

“It raises national awareness of just how valuable, and valued, our local colleges are.

“Colleges are the beating heat of the communities they serve.

“They are vital to help the flow of highly skilled and professionally qualified new talent meet the needs of industry.

“Colleges help students to achieve their future goals; businesses to survive and thrive; regional economies to strengthen; and they are also helping Scotland to build a sustainable, net zero future.

“This campaign is a celebration of all that the sector does.

“A way to shout about the fantastic, transformative work undertaken by our colleges every day.”

Shona Struthers, Chief Executive, Colleges Scotland, added:

“Colleges play a vital role in supporting Scotland’s recovery from the pandemic – supporting industry to rebuild and re-engage its workforce, maximising employment opportunities, and addressing the mental health and wellbeing of our communities.

“Online learning and teaching expertise in Scotland’s colleges, which was a necessity to help us work through the pandemic lockdown, has become a great asset for further education and will be as we move forward, providing daily support to students and their local communities.

“Colleges are more critical than ever, and I can’t wait to see even more inspiring examples of what the sector does through the #LoveScotlandsColleges campaign.”