College students set to benefit from £1m investment
Students at a West Midlands college are set to benefit from improved equipment and facilities as the first phase of a major £1 million investment is rolled out.
Coventry College has announced plans to deliver £250,000 worth of investment across a variety of subjects this spring, enhancing facilities for learners and paying for better equipment in the first part of a larger raft of renovations and expansions over the next two years.
Science, Music, Fashion, Photography and Beauty students are set to benefit from new equipment including laptops, cameras and iPads, while Motor Vehicle students will have an influx of cars to develop their skills.
The college will also implement a nursery upgrade for Childcare learners, as well as refurbishing Performing Arts dressing rooms, and updating the student arrival area in its construction facility.
New projectors and TVs will also be fitted in two of its studios, as well as new chairs and tables throughout the estate, and electric vehicle charging points for staff and students.
Carol Thomas, Principal and CEO at Coventry College, said:
“As a college, we always have one eye on the upcoming year and how we can keep improving, and we felt it was important that our current students also feel the benefit of this capital investment.
“With that in mind, we have identified a range of key areas where we can meaningful and immediate difference to our learners, as well as setting up future students for a rich learning experience in as many curriculum areas as possible.
“It is extremely pleasing to see the breadth of subjects that we have been able to include in this first tranche of investment, particularly at a time where we are looking at ways to widen the curriculum.
“This investment is vital to ensuring that, over the next couple of years, we are putting staff, learners, and anyone within the college community in the best possible position to succeed.”
The next phase of investment is set to be delivered this summer, with subsequent tranches to be rolled out during the remainder of 2023 and into 2024.