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Tresham Opens New

07.09.2011

Tresham opened its brand new £36m campus in Corby, Northamptonshire to new students on Monday 5th September 2011. The fantastic new building is the latest addition to Corby's regenerated landscape and will inspire young people and adults to achieve more and gain vocational skills in even more subjects than ever before.

The college was one of only 12 projects, and the only one in the East Midlands, to have been approved following a prioritisation and cost reduction exercise by the Learning and Skills Council (LSC) in the summer of 2009.

As well as continuing to offer vocational training in Construction, Engineering, Hairdressing and Beauty Therapies, Access to Higher Education and Supported Learning Programmes the new campus has enabled Tresham to introduce courses in Business, Care and Early Years, Computing, Sport and Uniformed Public Services together with a number of Higher Education courses.

The modern and campus has been designed by Bond Bryan to complement Tresham's long history of providing highly skilled based, quality courses and has been built on time and on budget by BAM Construction Ltd.

The building offers fully equipped classrooms with the latest IT equipment and SMART boards to aid learners experience and knowledge. Fully equipped hair and beauty salons will also be open to the public in addition to a fully refurbished restaurant in the adjacent Manor House on campus.

Tresham College of Further and Higher Education has campuses in Corby, Kettering and Wellingborough as well as a specialist centre for Motorsport based at the Silverstone Circuit. The new Corby campus is the second phase of a redevelopment plan for the college's campus to ensure a quality learning experience for all in north Northamptonshire following the opening of a campus in Kettering in 2007.

Paul Fletton, Acting Principal at Tresham said:

“We are very excited about finally being able to use this building to train people for careers in the future. These are fantastic facilities that use the most up to date resources in all areas. We are optimistic that we can provide bespoke vocational training using the latest equipment putting our learners in the best position for employment in these challenging times. I am sure that the young people and adults enrolling today will be inspired to achieve more."

Denis Martin, 35 from Corby who has enrolled onto a catering course said:

“I decided to take the opportunity for a second chance and come and learn life skills that can get me into a job in the future. There is a real buzz about the new college campus in the town and I am really excited about being one of the first students to study here."

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