Cheshire College – South & West welcomed large numbers as they opened their doors to the public to celebrate Community Fun Day.
Taking place on their Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester Campuses on Saturday 21st May, the College provided a range of free activities and games for the local communities to get stuck in with and enjoy throughout the day, including a bouncy castle, face painting, basketball shootout, giant games, family photography portraits, a BBQ provided by the College’s Hospitality staff and learners, and much more.
Open to families and friends of all ages, the day allows the communities to visit the Campuses in an informal setting, explore the various course offerings and job opportunities at the College as well as experiencing the interactive games and activities that are available across the College’s different departments.
This event is an annual tradition for the College and this year marked its return following the pandemic.
Helen Nellist, Deputy Principal of Cheshire College, said of the event: “The day was a huge success! The Community Fun day is a great opportunity for us to thank staff and their families for their continuous support, whilst providing the local community with a closer look at what we have to offer here at Cheshire College in a relaxed atmosphere that everyone can enjoy.
“We have always received a tremendous amount of support throughout Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester so it’s wonderful to be able to use this event to give something back and thank them for all of their support over the years.”
If you are interested in studying at Cheshire College – South & West, or for more information, call 01270 654654 (Crewe Campus) 01244 656555 (Ellesmere Port & Chester Campuses) or visit:
- Cheshire College is the largest provider of post-16 education in the region offering exciting opportunities to 11,000 learners and 1,000 Apprentices.
- Their modern Campuses across Cheshire in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester have world-class facilities which are the result of a £140m investment in the latest technology and real work environments.
- The College provides learners with the skills, experience and qualifications that will prepare them for their future career or higher-level study and encourage them to become confident individuals who will make valuable contributions to businesses and the local economy.
- With extremely important values which guide the way they work with each other, their partners and within communities, Cheshire College empower individuals and nurture talent, taking the time to listen, help and care, whilst always acting with honesty, integrity and trust.
- Cheshire College offers a range of courses from Entry Level to Level 7 in: A Levels; Full-time courses; Apprenticeships; Part-time courses for adults; Access and Higher Education courses; bespoke training for employers; Maths, English, IT and ESOL courses for adults; programmes for International learners; Futures Programme for learners aspiring to progress to university.
- They are also the only Further Education College in Cheshire to have been selected by the Government to offer a new two-year qualification, T Levels, from September 2021.
- Cheshire College works with key stakeholders and leads on initiatives to provide high-quality education for all ages in Crewe, Ellesmere Port and Chester.
- They also work with employers, industries and organisations to drive economic growth through the development of future e-focused skills.
- Cheshire College is on a mission to develop digital across the community with their new five-year project, ‘The Digital Hub’, which is part of a £5m investment made by Cheshire and Warrington LEP. The Digital Hub aims to deliver skills and career pathways in additive manufacturing and Virtual and Augmented Reality, as well as improve Advanced Manufacturing Skills to expand digital infrastructures in existing workforces and facilitate access to technology within community organisations.
- The College has strong links with local businesses of all sizes and work with many major employers such as Bentley, Brownlow Furniture, Ecolab, Vauxhall Motors, Scottish Power, Unilever, Brunning and Price and National Grid.
- Cheshire College are an approved Apprenticeship provider and can support local employers who are using the Levy system to recruit and train Apprentices within their business.