WCG shortlisted for national TES FE Awards


WCG is in the running for the two awards at the prestigious TES FE Awards 2017.

The college group has been shortlisted in the Employer Engagement and Apprenticeship Programme of the Year at the annual awards, which mark the achievements of the very best further education providers in the UK.

Group Principal and CEO Angela Joyce said, “We are absolutely delighted to be shortlisted for these national awards. WCG is the largest college apprenticeship training provider in the region, with over 2000 apprentices training with us every year, so to be recognised in this way is a real endorsement of our work with employers.

“WCG is here to support the local economy and businesses by providing work-ready people with the skills, qualities and attitudes needed to make a real impact in today’s workplace. Employer engagement and our apprenticeship programme are key to this, so I’d like to thank all the staff involved – this is a true reflection of their commitment and hard work.”


Outstanding Apprentice award winners L-R Ben Lamb, Declan Emmerson and Daniel Paré

TES FE editor Stephen Exley said: “Our judges have been extremely impressed with the high quality and quantity of entries we have received this year. Congratulations to everyone on the shortlist – we look forward to seeing you on 24 February.”

Apprenticeships and skills minister Robert Halfon, who will be attending the ceremony, said: “Further education is one of the most important tools we have to give millions of people the education, skills and jobs for the future. That’s why it’s important to celebrate our FE sector, and the excellent work that is going on in colleges across England delivering quality training.

“Congratulations to everyone up for an award at the TES FE Awards 2017. You are champions of further education and play a vital role in ensuring that people of all backgrounds get on the ladder of opportunity to fulfil their potential. Thank you also to TES for making these awards such a success.”

Eight providers have been shortlisted in each of the categories, and the winners will be announced on Friday 24 February 2017 at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London.

WCG 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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