Wiltshire College courses in Westbury!

20th January 2023, 3:07pm | By graememorrison |

Local partners have worked together to bring a Wiltshire College presence back to Westbury for the first time in more than a decade, providing high quality learning opportunities on a range of subjects.

Westbury Community Project has worked with Wiltshire Council’s Engagement and Partnerships team, and Westbury Area Board, to secure a Wiltshire College presence in the town.

From this week the college will offer a number of lessons on Monday to Friday afternoons, covering subjects such as basic maths, employability, customer services and digital skills. Lessons will initially take place for 10 weeks at the Westbury Community Project building, which can be found on Eden Vale Road..

Richard Hatt, Chair of Trustees for Westbury Community Project, said: “In 2017 when the community came together to forge the vision the Westbury Community Project we did include the element of adult education being on offer for Westbury.

On behalf of the trustees we are so grateful that Wiltshire College and Council are prepared to invest in the dream of bringing the wonderful learning opportunities to our town. WCP listened carefully to the priorities of the community and with the Town Council and Area Board whole hearted support the dream is coming to fruition! 

My hope is that the good people of Westbury take up the offer and flood Wiltshire College with requests for places. Kevin Down the WCP manager will welcome one and all with open arms. Let’s make this work Westbury!”

Wiltshire College’s Vice Principal Curriculum and Business Development, Jennifer Mellows, said: “I am delighted that the college is working in partnership with Westbury Community Project by providing essential training that could lead individuals to local employment opportunities or progress onto further learning programmes”.

Lisa Cuffy, Adult Community Learning and Commercial Enterprise Manager, said: “I am thrilled to be working back in the community and believe the working partnership will help to encourage more of the community in developing the confidence to access learning again. It is so important that individuals acquire the skills that will develop them personally as well as professionally.”

To find out more and to register interest people should email busdev@wiltshire.ac.uk

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