City of Glasgow College sign Memorandum of Understanding with Urban Union

Neil McKay (Urban Union), Eilidh Morris (Urban Union) and Andy Pollock (City of Glasgow College) pose for signing of MOU Neil McKay (Urban Union), Eilidh Morris (Urban Union) and Andy Pollock (City of Glasgow College)

In a significant step towards enhancing practical training and nurturing fresh talent, the City of Glasgow College has solidified its collaboration with Urban Union by signing a Memorandum of Understanding. This momentous occasion, coinciding with Apprenticeship Week, underscores the critical importance of employers investing in technological education and skill development.

Associate dean Andy Pollock expressed enthusiasm, stating:

‘This allows us to further consolidate our relationship with Urban Union to the benefit of our students and the wider sector. By providing early experiences and insights into the exciting and rewarding career opportunities within the sector, we can support inclusion and diversification to meet the skills demand for the future.’

Through the formalisation of this partnership, the City of Glasgow College demonstrates its commitment to working hand in hand with employers, creating a robust pipeline of talent, and collectively shaping a skilled workforce. This collaborative endeavour not only highlights the College's dedication to nurturing talent but also emphasises its commitment to advancing vocational training. It ensures that individuals are equipped with the resources and support necessary to excel in their chosen fields.

This partnership serves as a testament to the City of Glasgow College's vision for fostering innovation, driving economic growth, and empowering individuals to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of the construction industry. As both entities join forces, they pave the way for a brighter future, where aspiring professionals have access to unparalleled opportunities for growth and success.

Managing Director Neil McKay signed on behalf of Urban Union and commented:

‘The memorandum of understanding reinforces a shared commitment to provide young people with meaningful opportunities and the skills development they need to kickstart their career. Since the beginning of our relationship over five years ago, we have been encouraged to see more females seek out careers in the built environment which provides excellent opportunities for all.  It’s a privilege to be able to give students the opportunity to gain site experience, providing them with a point of difference when it comes to joining the world of work.  City of Glasgow College is a valued partner, so we are delighted to formalise our collaborative efforts alongside supporting its vision to deliver world class learning for individuals.’