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Edit of first 60 years history of The Grimsby College, research and writing or years 60 to 65 - The Grimsby Institute

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<ul><li>1.T H E G R I M S BY I N S T I T U T E O F F U R T H E R &amp; H I G H E RE D U C AT I O N 6 5 T H A N N I V E R S A R Y6 5Y E A R S 1 9 4 4O F -2 0 0 9E D U C AT I O N </li></ul><p>2. A N N I V E R S A R Y CO N T E N TS INTRODUCTION31944-1950s-THEEARLYYEARS4-51960S 6-71970S 8-9 6 5 T H 1980S 10-111990S 12-13 E D U C AT I O N 2000-2001-DAWNOFTHENEWMILLENNIUM 14-152002 16-172003 18-192004 20-212005 22-23 H I G H E R 2006 24-252007 26-272008 28-292009 30-31 &amp; 65ANDNOTRETIRED 32-33 F U R T H E R ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS 34-35 O F I N S T I T U T E G R I M S B Y T H E 2 3. I N T RO D U C T I O N In trying to write a history of the Institute it is impossible to include absolutely everything that has been achieved in the 65 years that it has been in existence. Therefore, this commemorative book simply attempts to highlight many of the Institutes achievements, and give a flavour of its vital role in the community over the years. Since1944theInstitutehasevolvedintooneofthelargestcollegesinthe country,standingattheheartofthelocalcommunity,andhavinginthose 65yearstouchedthelivesofmostlocalpeople,eitherthrougheducation, training,employmentorapublicevent.Afarcryfromitshumblebeginningswithatotaloflessthan2,000 students,inApril2009,theGrimsbyInstituteboastedover20,000 studentsandalmost35,000enrolments,withthefinancialperformance in2007/2008resultinginaturnoverofover40m.And,withover1,400 staffacrossarangeofroles,theInstituteisrecognisedasoneofthelargest employersinthearea.RecentresearchbytheAssociationofCollegesfoundthatforevery1 acollegespendsitcontributes1.90tothelocaleconomy.Thismeans theInstitutemakesaphenomenalcontributionofover81mtothelocal economyofGrimsby,Cleethorpesandsurroundingareaseachyear.MrFrankVivian,aformerPrincipalandlecturerwhoworkedatthe GrimsbyCollegeforfortyyears,andwhohasakeeninterestinlocal historymadetherecordingoftheCollegesfirst60yearshistory,for whichweareeverthankful.Thefollowingrecordofeventsprovidessomeinsightintohowitiswe cometobeheretoday,lookingforwardtothemergerwithYorkshire CoastCollegein2010andwhoknowswhatelsebeyond. 4. 65th ANNIVERSARY 1 9 4 4 - 1 9 5 0 sT h ee a r ly y e a r s Although the Institute as we know it CombinedwiththeendofthewarandInSeptember1959,havinghadthe today was not built until 1953, thethenationreturningtosomething expertsapproveoftheCollege,theFE Education Act of 1944 gave the resemblingnormality,thingswere SubCommitteeagreedtoanew go-ahead for the separate training startingtolookpromisingforGrimsbyconstitutionforaGoverningBody.This, schools in Grimsby - the Nautical School residents,exceptthatin1947Grimsbytogetherwiththeadoptionofthe and the School of Arts and Crafts, toTowncrashedoutofthefootballleagues InstrumentandArticlesoftheCollege join together under the banner of Thetopdivision!inthenextyearformedthebasisofthe Grimsby College on the land at Nuns governmentoftheCollegeandits Corner, and is now Grimsby Institutes Inthedecadethatsawthetelevision subsequentdevelopmentundertheLEA. main campus. becomecommonplaceinlocalhomes,thetownsnewCollegebegantotakeWithover4000studentsnowatone Intheearly1940s,whentheschoolshape,withtenderssubmittedforthe centralcampus,aStudentsUnion leavingagewas14,therewassmall buildingofthefirstinstalmentatNunswasformed. provisionforthosewhochosenottogo Cornerin1951,whichinthe16th straightontoanapprenticeship;acenturyhadbeenthesiteofanunnery. TechnicalCollegeoperatedoutofthe EleanorStreetTechnicalSchoolinthe evenings,overseenbytheTechnical EducationSubCommittee.Theschools staffprovidedsometraining,asdidstaff fromtheNauticalSchoolandtheSchool ofArtsandCrafts.TheEducationActinstigatedbythen MinisterofEducation,RAButler, receivedroyalassentinAugust1944.This wastobringaboutaturningpointinthe provisionofeducationinGrimsby,asit instructedandempoweredLocal EducationAuthoritiestomakeadequate post-compulsoryeducationprovision available.TheneedforaCollege ofFurtherEducationinthetownwas agreedbythenewlyformedFurther EducationSubCommitteeandplansand staffappointmentsweremade,withMr REWoodsbecomingthefirstPrincipal. ThiswasthestartoftheCollegeitself, althoughitwasstillspreadoutover severalsites.In1948theMinistryofEducation approved25acresoflandatNuns CornerforFurtherEducationpurposes whichwasthebeginningofCollege becomingonerecognisablebuilding. Withtheamalgamationofthespecific teachingcentresfromaroundthetown andtheeagerdevelopmentofnew courses,14-year-oldswouldnowhave achoicewhenleavingschool,eitherto startasanapprenticeortoattendcollege andenterFurtherEducation.4 5. 1 948-e NGlaNDUKrailwaysarenationalisedtoformBritishRailways. 1 943 - G rIMsBy GrimsbywasthefirstplaceinGreatBritaintohavetheButterflyBombusedagainstitbytheLuftwaffe,devastatingmanyareas. 6. 65th ANNIVERSARY 1 9 6 0 s Development of courses and furtherDuringthe60s,thegrowthofthetechnologicalknowledgeandfacilities, expansion of the College building moved Collegescourseprovisionledto meantthattheCollegewasbecoming at a frantic pace throughout the 1960s.thecreationoftwomoredepartmentscloselyassociatedwiththeexpansionof The first meeting of the newly electedandtheiradvisorycommittees,technicalcoursestoHigherCertificate Governing Body was held, and set up andarebrandingofsomeofthe andDiplomalevels. four Advisory Committees (Commerce, otherdepartments. Engineering and Building, Nautical, andAreflectionoftheroleofwomeninthe Applied Science), which would report to In1964theEngineeringandBuildingSwingingSixties,withnewstyleicons the Principal, make recommendations Departmentwassobigthetwo suchasTwiggy,washighlightedbya regarding the range of courses, purchasedisciplineseachwarrantedbecominga DepartmentofTradeandDomestic of equipment, and act as general liaisondepartmentintheirownrightsoitwas Sciencestocovercatering,bakeryand between the College departments,splitintwo.Furtherchangestookeffect hairdressingwhichwaslaterchanged industry and commerce, and the variousthisyearat61Bargate,astheformeragaintotheFoodandFashion examining bodies used. Membership nurserywasboughtandconvertedinto Departmentin1966. of the committees was drawn from theahostelwith40beds,forusebythe professional institutions and local traineenavycadets,whichwaslaterto Theschoolleavingagewasraisedto16 organisations which had an interest inbecomethesiteoftheFoodSchool.yearsin1968andledtodevelopments the work of the relevant departments.intheFurtherEducationsystem.TheNunsCornersitenowalsoboasted:a In1964theGovernmentsetupthe largefour-storeyblockincorporating IndustrialTrainingBoards,which amainfoyer,lift,refectory,libraryand initiatedafinancialsystemtoencourage specialiststudiosfortheArtdepartment employerstotraintheiremployeesat (althoughtheirmainSchoolwasstillat alllevelsandensurethatanelement SilverStreet).Afurtherthreestoreyblock ofFurtherEducationwastakenupbywaslocatedonthesouthsideofthemain everyone.ThischallengedtheFurther foyerwhichwaslinkedtothemain Educationsystemtodevisecoursesto buildingbyonlythegroundfloor,it complementtheoffthejobtrainingtoconsistedofalargecommonarea,a begivenbyemployersoragenciesactinglecturetheatrewithrampedseating, ontheirbehalf.Somelargerlocalfirmsclassrooms,staffworkroomsandthree setuptheirowntrainingschemes,whilst researchlaboratoriesfortheScience othersjoinedtogetherandformedGroup departmentonthetopfloor. TrainingAssociations.Themainones TheDepartmentofBusinessStudies intheareawereforEngineering,wascreatedandsoonaddedAcrossthesitetherewerenowalso Shipbuilding,andRoadTransport. ManagementStudiestoitsremit,androomsforpottery,woodcarvingand theformerCommerceandGeneral cabinetmaking,anewbakeryand Theprovisionoftrainingprogrammes StudiesDepartmentwasrenamedthelarderroom,amainassemblyhall, tailoredtotheneedsofindustryandDepartmentofGeneralStudies. sportshallandchangingrooms,an commercebecamebigbusiness. engineeringtrainingworkshop,a CooperationbetweentheCollegesCoursesrelatingtowhatwerethenmarineenginelaboratory,motorvehicle academicstaff,trainingofficersfromthe termedwomenssubjectshadbeenworkshop,experimentallaboratory, majorfirms,andtraininggroupsinthegroupedtogetherintheScienceand industrialcateringkitchens,changing areaproducedschemesthatwereMathsDepartment.rooms,domesticcookerykitchenand operatedattheCollegetotheprecisethefirstproperlyequippedtraining standardsofthetrainingboards Themostsignificantandlongstanding restaurantinthearea,knowntodayas concerned,andwerepaidforonafull changecameaboutin1965whenthetheGalleryRestaurant. costbasisbytheemployers.ThiswasCollegeitselfwasrenamedtheGrimsby theforerunnerofthenowWork collegeofTechnology,andtheGCOTlogo BasedLearningwhichgives wasdevisedandusedduringthenext23 employeesthechancetotrainforyears.For20yearstheCollegehadbeen workrelatedqualifications,suchas evolvingandexpanding,ithadbecome NationalVocationalQualifications,farmorethanaproviderofonlyFurther intheworkplace. Educationcourses;coursedevelopment throughconsultationwithemployers, regionallyandnationally,andexcellent 6 7. 1 966- e NGlaND Englandwontheworldcupfinal,beatingWestGermany4-2,givingthemtheirfirstWorldCupwin,andbecomingthefirsthosttowinthetournamentsinceItalyin1934. 1 967- G rIMsBy FreshneyPlaceShoppingCentreboastsover70storesincludingMarksandSpencer,Binns(HouseofFraser)andBHS.Itwasoriginallyconstructedbetween1967and1971. 8. 65th ANNIVERSARY1 9 7 0 s The importance of the international studentsoftheEngineering ScunthorpeandGrimsbyBoroughs fishing industry and related industries DepartmentresultedinthebuildingofformedtheScunthorpeandGrimsby such as food processing, refrigerationascalemodel(1:6)ofasternfreezerComputerCentrewhichwasnear and engineering led to many coursetrawlerdeck,whichwasusedto HerefordAvenue.TheCollegehadalink developments in those sectors.demonstratethefunctionofthe totheICLcomputerand,withthehelpof Anotherfactorwasthecreationbythe machineryassociatedwithshootingandtheLocalEducationAuthority,embarked Governmentin1973oftheManpower haulingatrawl,whichwasalsomadeto oncomputerisingstudentenrolments. ServicesCommissiontopromotetrainingscale.SuchwasthesuccessofthepartofTodaytheInstitutesManagement withinindustryandcommerce,includingthecoursespentatGrimsby,theCollegeInformationSystemsdepartmentisstill thevocationaltrainingofschoolleaverswasaskedbytheODAifitwouldtake aleaderincomputerisedrecords. aswellastheretrainingoftheexistingontheorganisationandrunningoftheThelocallyfamousstatueofthe workforce.Fundingwasmadeavailablewholecourse.ThisputGrimsbyonthe fishermanGrimrescuingHavelokfrom todeviseanddelivertrainingcourses mapinternationallyforourpostgraduate thesea,whichusedtolookoutoverthe tailoredtothespecificneedsofthecourseinthetrainingoffisheryofficers, NunsCornerroundabout,wasunveiled employers.GrimsbyCollegeofmanagersandtechnicians,andstudentsbytheRtHonAnthonyCrosslandMP Technologybecameveryactivein fromasmanyas43differentcountrieson29thMay1973.Thestatue,sculpted creatingschemessuitedtothefoodcametoGrimsbytotrain.byWainHobson,causedquiteanupset andchemicalprocessingindustries,notAsignificantfurtherdevelopmentwas asonelocalcouncillorbecamevery onlyintheproductionofcoursematerialanarrangementwithLoughboroughconcernedatthepossibleeffectthatthis butalsoinpioneeringtheuseofDistance Universitywhichenabledstudents nudefigurewouldhaveonthepeople Learningandtheon-sitetutorial.ThisstudyingatGrimsbytoobtainanMScofGrimsby.Havingnowbeenremoved provedtobetheanswertotrainingstaffbyresearch,followingtheoneyear duetovandalism,PrincipalDanielKhan whowereemployedonashiftsystemCollegeDiplomainFoodTechnology, intendstosecurefundingtorestorethe andisstillinoperationtoday.specialisinginFishProcessingTechnologyiconicstatueinthenearfuture,and TheMinistryofOverseasDevelopment atpostgraduatelevel.Althoughthelocalreturnittoitsrightfulplaceof showedaninterestinthecoursesforthefishingindustrywasindecline,theprominence,ondisplayintheInstitutes fishingindustryandanewcourseforcontinuedgrowthlocallyofthefoodgroundstotheGrimsbycommunity. seagoingengineerswasdevised industriesledtothedevelopmentofTheGovernmentsreorganisationof specificallytotrainstudentsfromGhana. relatedcourses.Full-timeandpart-timecountyboundariesin1974broughtabout Thisimportantbreakthroughinobtaining coursesinsuchsubjectsas creationofthecountyofHumberside, supportfromaGovernmentagencywas management,foodscienceandandtheCollegewentfrombeingtheonly toleadtotheCollegebecomingtechnology,andrefrigerationengineering providerofFurtherandHigherEducation internationallyrecognisedasaprovider wereactivelypromoted.TheseindustrialundertheGrimsbyboroughLocal oftrainingandeducationinFishery linkswiththeCollegeprovidedtrainingto EducationAuthority,tooneof11under Studies.ThiswasunderlinedwhenthebothlocalandinternationalemployeesthenewcountyofHumberside.From1st CollegesNauticalDepartmentworked essentialtotheoverallplannedfood ApriltheCollegehadtopitchforfunding withtheOverseasDevelopmentsectorandportexpansion,tomakeagainstothercolleges,inparticularthe Administrationinmounting,initially, GrimsbythecentreoftheUKfood newHigherEducationCollegeinHull. partofacoursefundedbytheBritish processingindustry.AnotherchangeinthedeliveryofFurther CouncilaspartoftheircommitmentAspartofhisfactfindingtourofBritish Educationcoursescameaboutthrough toaidthedevelopmentoftheThirdindustryin1978,PrinceCharlespaida recommendationsfromtheHazelgrave Worldcountries.visittotheareatolookatthefishingport Reportin1976.Thisresultedinthe Thecoursewasaimedatthetrainingand ofGrimsby.HestoppedoffattheCollege creationoftheTechnicianEducation educationoffisheryofficersandotherforabuffetlunchpreparedandservedCouncilandtheBusinessEducation peopleworkinginthatfieldandincludedbythecateringstudentsundertheCouncilandledtoarestructuringof practicalexperienceonboardfishingsupervisionofthestaffinthe bothtechnicalandbusinesseducationat vesselsaswellastechnicalskillsandTrainingRestaurant.Inordertobetter thetechnicianlevels.Anewconceptof managementoffishingoperations.Thereflecttheworkbeingdone,thebecomingqualifiedbyobtainingcredit localfishingindustryco-operatedinNauticalDepartmentwasrenamed inanumberofunitsofstudywas makingthiscourseasrealisticaspossibleTheDepartmentofMaritimeStudiesdeveloped,andwithit,thenowfamiliar andallthestudentsspenttimeatsea andFisheries,andtheScienceandjargonofunits,levels,programmes, ontrawlers.Tobringthecomplexities MathematicsDepartmentbecameThe assignments,andcontinuous ofatrawlerintoapracticalteaching DepartmentofScienceand assessmentmadeitsappearance.These environment,apracticalseamanshipandFoodTechnology. developmentswouldleadtothetransfer fisheriestrainingcentrewasestablishedInthe1970sthecollegepurchasedits ofmanyoftheCollegescoursesandstaff atanoldschoolinVictoriaStreet,atLock firstcomputer,recognisingthattotheHullInstitute. Hill.Inthisfacilityarealisticprojectfor technologywouldbethewayforward. 8 9. 1 974- e NGlaND ThefirstMcDonaldsinEnglandwasinWoolwichS.E.London. 1 979 - G rIMsByThedistrictwasrenamedGreatGrimsby. 10. 65th ANNIVERSARY1 9 8 0 s Despite the country being in the griptrainingforstudentnurserynursesunderparticularlyamongstyoungpeople, of the New Romantic and thethesupervisionofquali...</p>