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Feature Skills & Training
by PROFESSOR EDWARD SALLIS,
PRINCIPAL & CHIEF EXECUTIVE
Highlands College
A Degree for each of our Major
Industries - the Offshore Challenge
F
riday 3
rd
October was drivers for higher school like Southampton’s Highlands. The
a significant date in the education development at MBA to Jersey is no mean achievement of the
history of Highlands. Highlands and this has feat and to achieve it we strategy depends upon the
been underpinned by an have teamed up with the full co-operation of partner
On that day seven degree impressive range of GTA University Centre in universities which include
programmes were being scholarship activities Guernsey to ensure that Plymouth, London South
taught in the College. necessary to ensure that a we can achieve economies Bank, Southampton and
When I arrived some degree on Jersey has the of scale. The programme is the Open Universities.
eleven years ago this same currency as one AMBA accredited and
would have been taught in mainland Britain. provides the type of Highlands’ degree team
considered a pipedream; experience that can be works closely with these
today it is reality. What is more remarkable expected in any major universities who
is that of the seven financial centre. supplement the college’s
Offering degree degrees three were expertise not only with on-
programmes in a relatively postgraduate Art, social science, line resources but with
small offshore college qualifications, including finance, construction and visiting tutors, our famous
provides a wide range of the first offering of an on- architectural technology “flying faculty”.
challenges, not least Island MBA taught by were also being taught on
recruiting the right staff Southampton University that Friday afternoon In addition, we have
with the expertise to and others being a MSc in making a reality of the enrolled the help of a
deliver to degree level. HR Management and a theme of “a degree for number of prominent
Over the years staff Masters Degree in each of our major industry experts who have
development, quality Leadership Development. industries”, which is the left the comfort of their
assurance and student strategy behind higher office desks to brave the
satisfaction have been the Bringing a top-ten business education development at classroom and to deliver

What is more
remarkable is that
of the seven
degrees 3 were
postgraduate
qualifications

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