On May 17, the Intelligent College Network held its spring meeting at South West College, in Northern Ireland.
“The ICN provides member colleges with a platform to collaborate, improve and develop STEM provision. As a result of this meeting, members will explore the possibility of bidding together for European funding, building upon their joint experience and expertise of the more than 30 colleges making up the network.” said Audrey Kingham, Chair of the ICN Network and Deputy Principal at Tyne Metropolitan College.
In his welcome to ICN college-members including Stanmore, Harrow, Uxbridge, Exeter, Forth Valley Colleges, the Director of South West College Malachy McAleer said: “We at South West College very much value the relationship with NEF and with the extended network of colleges making up the network. We pride ourselves on being an enterprising and intelligent college. The ICN is an excellent form of knowledge sharing and we look forward to working together to drive innovation in FE STEM.”
Discussions included the role of colleges in undertaking applied and near market research and development, collaborative curriculum development, and employer engagement.
The next meeting is expected to be held in October and to be hosted by Tyne Metropolitan College. For further information on how to become an ICN member, contact Dr Sarah Peers: email@example.com