Success for Fife College at the Fife Business Diversity Awards

Monday, 12 December 2016

Fife College is delighted to have won an award at the Fife Business Diversity Awards 2016 as a result of the continued support they have provided for staff member, Jacqueline Boyle.

The College was awarded with a Certificate of Achievement in the Health & Disabilities Employer category at the prestigious award ceremony thanks to their on-going support to laundry assistant, Jacqueline, who has autism.

The award ceremony, which was hosted by Opportunities Fife Partnership, was held at The Bay Hotel in Burntisland on Friday 9th December 2016 and saw a range of organisations from across Fife come together to celebrate diversity and equality in the workplace.

Jacqueline transferred from the former Cupar Campus to the St Brycedale Campus last summer and thanks to the help and support from her colleagues, she has adapted well to her new surroundings and has proved to be a great asset to the department and the College as a whole.

Jacqueline is thrilled to have played such a major role in the College winning this award and is excited to progress in her role within the hair and beauty department. Said Jacqueline: “I am really grateful for all the support I have received from my friends and colleagues at the College, particularly the hair and beauty department. I enjoy my role and feel what I am doing really benefits both the staff and students.”

Curriculum Manager for Hairdressing at Fife College, Fiona Craig is delighted that the College has won the award and is proud to see the College getting the recognition it deserves. Fiona said: “I am so excited and proud of everyone at the College who has made winning this award possible. I am even more proud of how far Jacqueline has come since transferring campus in the summer. Her personal and social development has been immense and it really does show that with the right support you can make a difference.”

Alison Boyle, Jacqueline’s mother is extremely pleased and would like to express her gratitude to the hair and beauty department at Fife College for making Jacqueline feel so welcome at the new campus and for supporting her to feel more comfortable at work. Said Alison: “Jacqueline is very well supported in her role and thoroughly enjoys being part of the hair and beauty team. The job has completely changed her quality of life and she has proved to be a great asset to the team by ensuring the laundry is always carried out to a high standard.”

The Fife Business Diversity Awards 2016 recognises the success of businesses and individuals in Fife who excel in promoting the employment of people who may be disadvantaged in the workplace due to personal issues, disability or health conditions or a lack of skills.

Fife College is currently taking applications for courses starting in January 2017. For more information please visit www.fife.ac.uk or call 0344 248 0115.