Tuesday, 27 July 2010

The Insider

Local Employers Wanted
Enthusiastic local employers are being sought by Pent Valley Technology College and the Marsh Academy to help with the design and delivery of a new Diploma IT programme.

Throughout the next two years course students aged 14 – 16 years will be applying their practical ICT skills into business contexts and preparing themselves for the job market of the future.

Local employers and their staff are needed to become involved in a range of activities including work experience programmes and visits to the company premises.. Visits to the schools will also be encouraged using business scenarios that are based on the company’s’ history and performance or using standard business document as exemplars.

If you feel your business can support this new Diploma programme please contact Katy Tibbles at Katy.Tibbles@pent-valley.kent.sch.uk

Cultural Journeys: The Arts, Higher Education and great expectations?
University Centre Folkestone is hosting this free conference on and is inviting a host of organizations to attend including creative and performing arts practitioners, academics, tutors from schools and Further and Higher Education, and those interested in issues around regeneration, entrepreneurship, the arts and education.

Topics for discussion and debate include why and how the arts can regenerate communities, how art changes lives, the X Factor Generation and expectation management and the arts practitioner as entrepreneur.

Places are limited and any interested Chamber members are urged to book soonest at business.services@canterbury.ac.uk or ring 01227 782196.

Folkestone Quaterhouse –Autumn Season 2010
The Quarterhouse in Folkestone are delighted to present their autumn programme packed with a fantastic mix of top comedy acts, live music, theatre, family shows, free family workshops, films and the Folkestone Book Festival.

If you visit Quarterhouse to pick up a copy of their new brochure you can collect a wristband that will entitle you to 10% off tickets for any event in the autumn season and 10% off your bill from the Quarterhouse bar & restaurant.

Introducing 'Meet Smart' Conference Facilities
The Holiday Inn Express adjacent to the Channel Tunnel Terminal in Folkestone have launched their new conference facilities with four state of the art suites that can accommodate up to thirty delegates. These are perfect for training sessions, small events, networking functions, conferences, meetings, product launches, recruitment interviews and courses.

For further details please visit their website at www.hiexfolkestone.com

A Taste of Shepway this Summer
For details of activities, events and entertainment for all ages and interests this Summer in Shepway please visit - www.discoverfolkestone.co.uk

Channel Chamber Breakfast at the Grand 11th August 2010
Our networking breakfast does "exactly what it says on the tin", it gives members and non-members an opportunity to network, to meet many other businesses in a relaxed, fun yet business environment.

We meet from 7.30am onwards for open networking, with breakfast being served at 8.00am, We have a ten-minute speaker slot, followed by a quick round the room introduction, there is never any pressure to give referrals or to speak in public if you don’t want to.

Good humoured and inclusive, and you are bound to feel at ease, and able to sell yourself and your business. Remember to bring your cards!! To avoid disappointment please contact Tracy Reynolds on 01303 270022 or email info@channelchamber.co.uk

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