From education to employment

Launch will open up employment prospects and earning potential

Residents in Skegness will now have ready access to further and higher education thanks to a new Skills Academy opening in their town centre.

The Grimsby Institute of Further & Higher Education in partnership with Boston College recently launched the new Skills Academy in an effort to bring a wider range of skills and training to the coast.

Grimsby Institute Principal Daniel Khan commented: “The Grimsby Institute, Boston College and Skegness Vocational College bring a track record of excellence in the subjects we have on offer. The Skills Academy will be a vibrant and exciting centre where people can come and learn in a friendly atmosphere that’s right on their doorstep”.

“New skills mean improved employment prospects and earning potential, which will bring great benefits to Skegness. Our previous centre here proved there was a need for training and we”re very pleased with the partnership”, he added.

Students will be able to study courses in many vocations including Art and Media, Travel and Tourism, Sport and Fitness, Retail, Business, Teaching, Counselling, Childcare, Health and Social Care, Hairdressing and Beauty, and Skills for Life.

And Principal of Boston College, Sue Daley, noted: “We are very excited to be working so closely with The Grimsby Institute on this venture and have long wanted the chance to bring new opportunities to the Skegness area”.

Roger Begy, Lincolnshire and Rutland Learning and Skills Council, added: “It is a great partnership and will be of huge benefit to the community. It is very encouraging to see education providers working together for the good of the people and I hope that this can continue”.

For more information on courses at the Skegness Academy for Skills, telephone 01754 899186.

Irene Watt.

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