Wakefield College Business School Open for Business...

09 September 2015

The Business School at Wakefield College was officially opened at a special event at the College’s City Campus last week. Senior staff from the College were joined by local business leaders, representatives from professional bodies and other regional organisations. Partner at law firm Chadwick Lawrence, Tim Welton was the guest speaker and also cut the ribbon to mark the occasion.

The event was opened by the College’s Deputy Principal, John Foster who welcomed 25 local business leaders. The College’s Assistant Principal, Tony Rex updated the audience on the College’s future plans including the new Advanced Skills and Innovation Centre (ASIC) which is currently in planning and promises to become the hub of advanced learning and skills in the District.

Tim Welton praised the College’s work and role in the economic regeneration of the District and commended the opening of the Business School which will further help enhance higher skill levels through nationally recognised qualifications in a range of subjects including Accounting, Marketing, Business, HR, Management and Leadership.

Delegates also heard from the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Engagement Manager Nicky Hudson who outlined some of the funding options available to SEMs who wish to train and develop their staff.           

For more information about the range of courses available with the Business School at Wakefield College and possible funding, please contact Sarah Deakin, Programme Manager on 01924 789834.     

Pictured: L to R - Wakefield College Deputy Principal, John Foster, Tim Welton from Chadwick Lawrence and Tony Rex, Assistant Principal at Wakefield College mark the opening of the Business School