Two days in Malaya

Peter was liaising with two educational institutions for Bournville College of which he is a Governor. BC education, and Megatech. He went out on the Tuesday, and came back on the Saturday. Quite tiring, but really great to feel that there is a positive contribution to be made not only from GB to Malaya, but vice versa. He looks forward to the time when British students of hair and beauty, engineering, and all type of vocational training can take advantage of the superb and friendly atmosphere there is out there for us. The advantage for a student of 6 months work experience in Kuala Lumpur will be as great for our students CV as it will be for theirs. Malaysians drive on the left, their electrical sockets are the same, and they are altering their script from Arabic to Roman. David Cameron is going out next month to India, and he will be able to oversee some of the agreements made, as Bournville College also have a joint enterprise in Calcutta. imageimageimage


About douglasosborn

He has been a Councillor for 17 years representing Weoley Ward on Birmingham City Council. He has worked for, and overseen through planning, the improvements to Weoley Castle Square, and Northfield Town Regeneration. He worked in Sparkbrook as a Youth Leader for 5 years and lectured the City Careers service on the employment of disabled people. He originally trained as a Mining Engineer qualifying in 1970, specialising in Explosives and Mine Lighting. He was a member of the Institute of Minerals, Mining, and Metallurgy, and the Institution of Lighting Engineers, now Professionals. He was a member of the West Midlands Police Authority (1976-1980) and a member of the board of Birmingham Airport (1976-1981). He took a B.Th. degree at Oxford University, and gained a Master of Arts degree in Urban Design from Birmingham City University. He was Chairman of Birmingham City Planning Committee from 2008 to 2012, until the change in administration, but is still a member of the committee. He now serves on the Police and Crime Commissioner panel, and was a West Midlands Regional Ambulance Service Shadow board member. He is a Governor of Bournville College, and Victoria Federation. He serves on the West Midland Combined Authority Mayoral scrutiny panel. He is still Birmingham's 'Heritage Champion'. He has never claimed any expenses in the 17 years he has served on the City Council, perhaps because the forms are too complicated !!
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