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Mayor wowed by Sutton Coldfield College staff and students

Sutton Coldfield College welcomed West Midlands Mayor Andy Street on Tuesday (27 June) for a tour of the impressive facilities and to showcase the work of students.

The mayor spoke with staff and students from different areas before embarking on a tour of the college.

The in-depth tour, delivered by Deputy Principal Anna Jackson and other colleagues, gave Andy Street an insight into the work of the college.

The mayor spent over an hour at the college visiting several subject areas including Performing Arts, Travel and Tourism as well as the Inclusive Sport Centre and hearing about the college’s wider special educational needs and disabilities support for students.

Sutton Coldfield College is part of BMet and offers vocational courses, apprenticeships, A-levels as well as HE and access courses.

The college is a vibrant community playing an integral part in people’s future careers be that school leavers taking the first tentative steps into the world of work or adults returning to training to boost their career.

During the visit the mayor commended the college for its continued commitment to supporting people across the region by preparing students for the world of work as well as filling the local industry skills gap.

Anna Jackson, Deputy Principal at BMet, said: “It was fantastic to welcome the mayor to our college to showcase the work of students and staff.

“As a college we are firmly focused on raising aspirations and improving life chances for young people and adults in Birmingham and its borders and the visit from Andy Street was a great opportunity to share our plans for the future.

“The mayor and his office are champions of giving people in the region the right skills to progress and it was brilliant to showcase the work of our students and all we are doing to help our students realise their future ambitions.”

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