College shortlisted for national TES FE Award for apprenticeships

College shortlisted for national TES FE Award for apprenticeshipsWarwickshire College Group is in the running for the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year Award at the prestigious TES FE Awards 2016.

The annual awards mark the achievements of the very best further education providers in the UK and it is the first time the awards have included a category for apprenticeship programme of the year, which will honour the country’s best training initiatives.

Group Principal and CEO Angela Joyce said, “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for this national award. Warwickshire College Group is one of the region’s largest training providers, with 2000 apprentices training with us every year, so to be recognised in this way is a real endorsement of our apprenticeship programme.

“We work with 900 companies, from large national employers to small local businesses with a handful of employees, and our success rates are well above the national average. New investments such as the Warwick Trident College Centre for Product Creation also mean we are delivering the facilities that employers require.

Angela_Joyce“Warwickshire College Group is at the heart of our local and regional economies and we want to continue to make a positive impact, providing the skilled workers that industry needs. Our apprenticeship programme is key to delivering this ambition, so I’d like to thank all the staff involved – this nomination is a reflection of their hard work, commitment and dedication.”

TES FE editor Stephen Exley said: “The sheer range of entries for the 2016 TES FE Awards is a real showcase for the phenomenal work and groundbreaking initiatives that are going on within training providers and colleges throughout the UK.

Eight providers have been shortlisted in the Apprenticeship Programme of the Year category at the TES FE Awards and the winner will be announced on Friday 22 April.

Warwickshire College Group offers a range of apprenticeships in a wide variety of industries. For more information, go to www.warwickshire.ac.uk/apprenticeships or call 0300 456 0046.

About Association of Colleges West Midlands

AoC West Midlands promotes and supports the interests of 38 general further education, sixth form and specialist colleges throughout the West Midlands region. The West Midlands is a diverse region and our colleges reflect this diversity. From small specialist colleges in rural locations to large inner city establishments, colleges reflect the needs of their local environment. Working closely with employers, learners and the local community, our 38 member colleges offer a broad range of flexible learning opportunities for individuals at all levels. They aim to give local people the skills they need for success and prosperity, tackling barriers to learning and providing opportunities that meet the needs of individuals and employers
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