Newlands Junior College Pupils Keep on Trucking with The Malcolm Group
The Donald Malcolm Heritage Centre, at The Malcolm Group’s Head Office in Linwood, hosted an educational event on 10th February 2016 for students from Newlands Junior College.
College students were joined by entrepreneur and founder of NJC, Jim McColl, Andrew Malcolm, CEO of The Malcolm Group and Walter Malcolm, MD of Malcolm Construction.
Also present at the event were Al Kellock, Tyrone Holmes and Ritchie Vernon of Glasgow Warriors, another NJC partner. Former Scotland and Glasgow Warriors captain Al Kellock delivered a well-received motivational talk to students.
Designed to showcase the future possible career opportunities available within The Malcolm Group, the event included a series of inspirational talks about the history and operations of the company.
Originating as a family-owned business in the 1920’s, The Malcolm Group has become one of the leading providers of Logistics, Construction and Maintenance services in the UK.
Speaking about the event, Graham Robertson, Head of Business Links, Careers and Guidance at Newlands Junior College said: “The Malcolm Group has been a long-term supporter of the college so we’re pleased to be able to show the students the extensive remit of its operation.
"Our core aim is to demonstrate to students the many different opportunities available to them after education and days like these are extremely inspiring.
“We’d like to thank The Malcolm Group for hosting the event and we look forward to working closely with them in the future."
"Andrew Malcolm commented “The Malcolm Group is pleased to support Newlands Junior College and their aim of delivering a new form of education and look forward to supporting the students to become successful apprentices."
Newlands Junior College delivers a new form of education involving alternative programs, aimed at youngsters aged 14 to 16 years old who find the current secondary school system does not suit their learning style or goals.
Each year, the college is recruiting 30 students from local schools and putting them through an alternative approach to their education in years S3 and S4 which, in addition to academic subjects, will combine vocational and motivational training with sports, nutrition and outdoor activities.
As a result, the college’s approach increases the enthusiasm, skills and confidence of students, greatly enhancing their ability to make the successful transition beyond school to reach their full potential.
For more information about Newlands Junior College visit: www.newlandsjuniorcollege.org.uk