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MP takes tea with college students and staff

The Centre, situated within their Art and Design Centre in Brierley Hill provides learning opportunities for local young people with a disability or special education needs.

“The Independent Living Centre is an impressive facility, ideal for encouraging students to pursue all avenues of life and learning,”said the MP. “I'm pleased that it’s an environment that accommodates the needs of everyone.”

The Centre officially opened in October following an investment from Dudley Council.

Mr Wood toured the domestic area containing kitchen, bedroom and bathroom facilities, saw students’ art exhibits and met catering students as they prepared fish for the college’s lunchtime menu. He also took part in a Q and A session based on his career to date and how to involve more young people in local politics.

“This was Mike Wood's first visit to the Independent Living Centre so the students wanted to give him a warm welcome and thoroughly enjoyed their time with him,”said Wendy Stevens, Head of Stourbridge College. “We were also pleased to discuss our development plans for new construction facilities at our main site at Hagley Road, as well as many forthcoming opportunities for students to work on a range of projects in and around the Dudley area.

“We look forward to working closely with his office as we continue providing the very best education and training opportunities that local people and the wider community will benefit from.”

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