Colleges Week, 18-22 October, is a chance to celebrate and shout about all of the brilliant things that colleges do, day in and day out to build communities, boost businesses, and support individuals. The inspiring way colleges have responded to the challenges thrown up by COVID-19 means that there will be even more inspiring and impressive stories to tell than ever before.
Here at New City College our students, staff, employer partners, and networks celebrated Colleges Week 2021 with a LIVE panel discussion.
Joining us on the panel were;
Gerry McDonald, CEO and Group Principal, New City College
Mary Vine-Morris, Area Director (London), Association of Colleges
Michaela Philpot, Assistant Principal, The Brittons Academy
Scott Young, Head of Skills, Employment, and Education, Houses of Parliament Restoration and Renewal Programme
Colleges are an important part of the employment, skills, and learning infrastructure and culture in East London and Essex. Colleges are perfectly placed to offer the education and training we need for a strong recovery from the pandemic and to rebuild for a successful future.
Colleges need investment to enable them to deliver so much more to support people, places, and productivity. Our colleges are at the center of the biggest issues and challenges of today. Colleges are central to rebuilding the economy post-Brexit and through COVID-19, strengthening communities, and supporting people through some of the toughest challenges we have faced.
New City College is central to the national, regional, and local response to COVID-19 and central to the skills revolution. New City College is important in the rebuild and retraining agenda for our local communities. We asked our students, our schools, and our employer partners for their views and questions they would like our panel to discuss.