Graduation 2013: Qualifications to help professionals further develop their careers
University of Derby Corporate
GRADUATES from University of Derby Corporate (UDC), the university's corporate training and development division, have another week to wait until they celebrate their graduation.
A cohort of 82 professionals who work for quarrying, asphalt and concrete companies, including Hanson, Aggregate Industries and Tarmac, will be graduating with university diplomas and certificates from a range of courses including Quarry Technology, Asphalt Technology and Quarry Studies.
Andrew Hartley, managing director for UDC, will be presenting the certificates to the group, who have completed their studies alongside their jobs, at a ceremony being held on Saturday, January 26, at the university's Kedleston Road site.
Ivan Connor, assistant Quarry Manager at Harrington Concrete & Quarries, who will be graduating with a Diploma in Quarry Technology, said: "I've thoroughly enjoyed completing the diploma, it's really strengthened my practical knowledge of the industry as well as the theoretical aspect. I've also recently gained a promotion as a result of completing the course so it's certainly benefited my career.
"All of us due to graduate have come so far, from the daunting days of being introduced to the course material, to solving electrical engineering equations! The sense of achievement is most rewarding."
Mr Hartley added: "Graduation is an extremely proud time both for our students and staff and the culmination of months of hard work. We're looking forward to celebrating our student's success with them next week and officially recognising their achievements."
UDC works with a wide variety of organisations to deliver work-based learning programmes and accredited qualifications that improve key capabilities such as service, innovation, leadership and problem solving.
For more information on the courses available that can be studied for whilst remaining in work, visit www.derby.ac.uk/corporate