MP joins Trafford College’s #loveourcolleges week celebrations
With a slice of £400m of government funding on the horizon, tutors, students and MPs are sharing what they love about Trafford College across social media to celebrate #loveourcolleges week.
While Stretford MP Kate Green picks out the successful employment of students with additional needs from Trafford College’s Supported Internship Programme, former student Yasmin Sze Wing Lee reveals the secrets to securing a university place with a triple starred distinction as one of the few women in Digital Creative Media.
MP Kate Green has consistently voted in support of additional funding for further education, which has faced 30% of cuts as a sector over the last decade. She commented,
“This week I’m especially pleased to be supporting everyone at Trafford College to mark Love our Colleges week. I have visited the college on many occasions and know that some great programs run there, and I’ve seen the incredible work they do with apprentices all year round to develop their skills and qualifications. I particularly like the Supported Internship program for students with learning difficulties. I’d like to congratulate everybody at the College on their success; students, staff and governors alike. Our community is very lucky to have you.”
This year, Trafford College students achieved a 97% pass rate on the only full time GCSE programme of its kind in Greater Manchester, offering students a second chance at pursing the career paths of their dreams.
In higher education, Trafford College students achieved an historical high, with a more than 90 per cent pass rate, and over 25 per cent of degree students achieving first class honours.
Trafford College Group Principal Lesley Davies OBE said: “Nationally, colleges educate over 2.2 million students every year including 600,000 16 to 18-year-olds. Our aim is to ensure that all our students, regardless of age, background and circumstances are properly equipped with the skills they need to achieve their ambitions in work and in life. On this special week I just wanted to say thank you to all our students, their parents staff and governors and to everybody who supports this fantastic college.”