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Connecting business with education – Fareham College joins Business South

Business South welcomes Fareham College as a new Champion – Business South Champions are a collective network of business leaders, educators and public bodies, working collaboratively to support the development of the South

Fareham College, one of the leading apprenticeship providers in the region, has joined forces with Business South to help strengthen the connections between education and business.

Judged outstanding by Ofsted in October 2017 and awarded Times Educational Supplement College of the Year in 2018, Fareham College specialises in a range of technical subjects and professional job-specific training.  CEMAST, our £12 million Centre of Excellence in Engineering, Manufacturing and Advanced Skills Training, is a leading state-of-the-art facility for engineering subjects, and our new Civil Engineering Training Centre offers unique and nationally pioneering civil engineering apprenticeship programmes and professional training.

“At Fareham College, our ethos is to ensure that our students build a full set of skills needed to become employable. We work with our students to provide clear routes to rewarding careers, and our partnerships with employers are vital to this.  In turn we want to ensure that we are delivering valuable, industry-based skills into the workforce to help employers achieve their goals” says Andrew Kaye, Principal and Chief Executive at Fareham College.

“Our educational vision is parallel to that of Business South, our partnership will further enable us to connect our talent directly with business employers across the region.”

“Business South has always placed high priority upon educational projects, talent development and encouraging dialogue between businesses and education providers. Our Workforce South Action Group includes important representation from both businesses and education providers, to deliver collaborative working around people and skills” says Leigh-Sara Timberlake, Executive Director at Business South.

“Our colleges and educational institutions are the source of the future workforce and skills that our businesses need to thrive, partnerships between business and education are key, and we look forward to working with Fareham College in delivering this.”  

Business South is the independent representative of businesses in the South of England, supporting the prosperity of the region by bringing together business leaders, educators, public bodies and entrepreneurs to create a dominant and power force for change and growth.

Beyond making connections between individual businesses, Business South and its Champions have achieved a huge amount for the Central South region. Together, Champions have promoted the area, demonstrated the importance of their sectors, provided invaluable thought leadership, influenced policies and investment decisions, and delivered on a range of projects.

Business South provides a collective business voice and addresses sector challenges through 5 industry Action Groups; Workforce South, Regenerate South, Digital South, Cruise & Port and Luxury South.

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