Walsall College opened its brand new engineering centre at the start of the new academic year. Now, parents and prospective students have a chance to see the state-of-the-art facilities for themselves at the College’s Open Day on Wednesday 10th October, between 4pm – 8pm.
Launched in conjunction with 2018’s ‘Year of the Engineer’, the Digital Engineering Skills Centre includes the latest equipment to meet the needs of the engineering and construction industries.
The centre, based at 21 Portland Street, will include robotic and design technologies, and is also home to advanced construction facilities, including those that assist with the planning, design, construction and maintenance of buildings.
Parents and students can come to the College’s Open Day to find out more about the courses held in this new centre, as well as its wider range of courses. Whether you’re a school leaver, an adult or someone aspiring to university, careers are available in everything from plumbing to hairdressing and law to childcare, with expert tutors on hand to plot your journey to employment.
The Open Day takes place at all the College’s campuses, including, Green Lane, Portland Street, Hawbush and Whitehall. Visitors can also tour the state-of-the-art facilities and find out why our students love studying here.
Jatinder Sharma OBE, Walsall College’s Principal and Chief Executive, said: “Walsall College continues to put our students on the right pathway for success through our exceptional facilities, outstanding vocational training, excellent work experience opportunities and curriculum developed in partnership with industry leaders, which ensures that students are work ready and graduate with the skills that employers want.
Engineering, manufacturing and technology offer real tangible long-term opportunities to people, especially in the West Midlands. Hundreds of apprenticeships and jobs are vacant in the sector and businesses continue to report skills gaps that are key barriers to efficient productivity.
Our new Digital Engineering Skills Centre will enable the expansion of the College’s provision of full-time, part-time and apprenticeships within engineering and construction to meet industry needs across the region.
He added: “The Open Day is an excellent opportunity to welcome members of the community to have a look around our state-of-the-art facilities and talk to our outstanding tutors about courses. All enquiries are welcome, from school leavers to people looking to change their career direction.”
There are a range of qualifications to suit every need, including full-time, part-time, professional, higher education and apprenticeships. Students can also now study for an Honours Degree level course in a range of subjects at a considerably lower cost than at university.
Courses are available in a variety of exciting areas, including, Care, Hospitality, Tourism and Leisure, Business & Management, Engineering, Construction, Creative Arts, ICT & Science and Hair & Beauty. In addition, the college’s award-winning student services team will be available to offer impartial advice and guidance.
Pre-register for the event and beat the queues! For information and advice about studying at Walsall College, please call the College’s Customer Advice and Support Centre on 01922 657053.