#ECGrad – A career at the top beckons for Carlos after winning the James Thomson Award for Hospitality

An Edinburgh College graduate is looking forward to a career at the pinnacle of the hospitality industry after receiving an award from one of Scotland’s best-known hotelier-restaurateurs. Thirty-three-year-old Carlos Herrera, who is graduating with an HND in Hospitality Management at Edinburgh College’s ceremony on Wednesday 26 September, is this year’s recipient of the James Thomson…

Edinburgh College students help to raise £1million for Prince’s Trust Scotland

Twenty-two students from Edinburgh College’s Catering and Hospitality department have helped to raise £1million to change the lives of young people across Scotland. The students got a taste of glitz and glamour helping to serve up lunch for 420 ‘old bags’ at the five-star Prestonfield House at an annual Prince’s Trust Scotland fundraiser on Friday.…

200 south-east Scotland school pupils complete academies programme

Two hundred school pupils from across Edinburgh, the Lothians and the Borders are celebrating after completing a pioneering academies programme to boost their education and employment prospects. The students studied at academies in the South East Scotland Academies Partnership (SESAP), which gives them experience of college, university and the workplace while still at school. The…