@CoventryCollege has backed Coventry’s year as UK City of Culture with a major partnership. 

The College, which boasts two campuses since the merger of City College and Henley College, is supporting the Coventry City of Culture Trust as a City Champion. 

The supportive partnership will help the Trust to deliver an ambitious 12-month programme of events and activities across the city from May 2021, as well as leaving a legacy of change for Coventry.

Coventry College provides education and training for over 8,000 learners, including a wide range of further education, apprenticeship opportunities, higher education and university level courses. They offer training and development for businesses and those looking to gain professional qualifications, careers advice and upskilling opportunities. 

The College boasts outstanding industry level facilities and a wide range of provision; from performing arts and games design through to construction, motor vehicle and public services. With expert staff and experienced professionals, the College also holds strong partnerships with Coventry City Football Club and Wasps, as part of its innovative sports academies.

Martin Sutherland, Chief Executive of the Coventry City of Culture Trust, said:

“We are delighted to welcome Coventry College as a City Champion. 

“It is a mainstay of the city and we look forward to working with Coventry College and its team to engage the fresh talent that study there each year. We truly believe that through investing in skills we can secure a meaningful legacy for the city. We are so pleased to have the support of Coventry College at this time.”

Gemma Knott, Assistant Principal Business Growth of Coventry College, said:

“Coventry College is a leading provider of further education in the city of Coventry and it is proud to serve the needs of the community in a city which is regenerating. 

“Culture is at the heart of every programme, course and job prospect that we offer. We want to see our city placed on the map as the innovative and forward thinking place we know it to be. Our staff, learners, employers and stakeholders demonstrate creativity and innovation in all that they do, and the College is inspired to showcase and harness this talent through the UK City of Culture 2021 programme. 

“We continue to encourage our community to dream big, to understand the importance of culture and to engage with the life-changing opportunities that it brings.”

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