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Skills Minister Praises Tresham’s Investment in Learning

11.12.2012

Tresham has been highlighted in a recent report by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills to highlight the FE College Capital Investment Strategy.

Tresham’s Corby campus was highlighted as a case study to emphasis the beneficial impact of capital investment in the FE sector.

http://www.bis.gov.uk/assets/biscore/further-education-skills/docs/F/12-1340-further-education-college-capital-investment-strategy-plan

Since opening in September 2011, Tresham’s Corby campus has increased the number of opportunities available to young people, adults and businesses by introducing additional curriculum areas to complement established programmes offered at its former George Street campus in the town.

The £36m campus on Oakley Road offers first class training facilities that provide hands on learning experiences for approximately 1000 students. Subjects include hospitality and catering, engineering and motor vehicle, hairdressing and beauty, construction, supported learning programmes, computing, care and early years, sport and uniformed public services.

Key partnerships have been further developed since it opened to ensure that students learn the skills required for the workplace in sponsored Motor Vehicle workshops with Snap On Tools, using Engineering equipment provided by RS Components and catering for business lunches held within The Manor Restaurant facilities.

Tresham is currently one of the best performing general FE colleges in the country for its success rates in 2010/11, a result of the investment into the learning experience at each of the college’s campuses in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough.

Skills Minister Matthew Hancock said:

To deliver the skills we need in an ever more competitive world, we need colleges that are dynamic and operate with suitable buildings equipped with up-to-date equipment.
“Tresham College is a great example of how investing in new buildings can improve the performance of students and reduce running costs.
“Through our new £550 million investment programme we want to support many more projects like this one and improve the learning experience of thousands more students.”

Stuart Wesselby, Principal said:

“To have been included within this report highlights how we must continue to invest into the learning experiences of our communities. At Tresham we have worked hard to develop our Corby and Kettering sites and will remain in Wellingborough to further improve the opportunities available for young people and adults who wish to gain skills relevant to local and national industries.”

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