Local partners have worked together to bring Wiltshire College & University Centre’s presence back to Westbury for the first time in more than a decade, providing high-quality learning opportunities on a range of subjects.
Westbury Community Project has worked with Wiltshire
Council’s Engagement and Partnerships team and Westbury Area Board, to secure
the College’s presence in the town.
From January 2023, the College will offer a number of
lessons in Westbury from Monday to Friday, covering subjects such as basic
maths, employability skills, customer service and digital skills. Lessons will
initially take place over 10 weeks at the Westbury Community Project building,
which can be found on Eden Vale Road in the town.
Cllr Mathew Dean, Chair of Westbury Area Board, said: “We are delighted to be working with Wiltshire College & University Centre and Westbury Community Project to help facilitate this project to deliver a positive outcome, which will see top-quality lessons and valuable skills taught in the town. Education provides real opportunities for people to build towards a brighter future and we’re looking forward to seeing the local community thrive as a result.”
Cllr Ashley O’Neill, Wilshire Council Cabinet Member for
Communities, said: “At Wiltshire Council we have a key role to play in helping
coordinate local resources and to work with partners to the benefit the local
community. A key part of our Business Plan is to have vibrant well-connected
communities and we’re pleased to have played our part in a project that will
achieve this in Westbury.”
Jennifer Mellows, Vice Principal – Curriculum and Business
Development at Wiltshire College & University Centre, said: “The College is
delighted to be working in partnership with Westbury Community Project to help
provide essential training that could lead individuals to local employment
opportunities or progress onto further learning programmes.”
Lisa Cuffy, Adult Community Learning and Commercial
Enterprise Manager at the College, said: “We are thrilled to be working back in
the local community in Westbury. We believe this partnership will help
encourage more of the community to develop the confidence to access learning
again. It is so important that individuals acquire the skills that will develop
them personally as well as professionally.”
Find out all about the courses offered through the Westbury Community Project here.