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Lichfield and Burntwood Vocational Centre opens to the public

County Cllr Mike Lawrence

A new centre aimed at offering vocational courses has opened in Burntwood.

The centre, situated on the site of Chase Terrace Technology College offers a range of facilities specially designed for vocational courses. Courses in engineering, hair and beauty and construction including painting, decorating, electrical, plumbing, joinery and trowel trades are all on offer.

Funding has been provided by Staffordshire County Council as part of a partnership between five secondary schools in the area, two special schools, a short stay school and South Staffordshire College.

It’s primary aim will be to raise achievement and increase participation in education beyond the age of 16.

Rachel Bailye, Centre Manager said:

“I am delighted that the Centre is now officially open. The Partnership Board, architects, builders and centre staff have worked tirelessly to see this come to fruition and we now have a first class vocational facility for learners in the district.”

County Councillor Mike Lawrence, Cabinet Member for Children’s Wellbeing who opened the centre, said:

“This new centre is fantastic. It will provide much-needed facilities for the development of vocational skills in the area, hopefully encouraging more young people to raise their achievement and continue learning after 16. The facilities at the centre are very impressive, from a fully equipped hair and beauty area to a large open space for building work, and I’m sure the centre will attract many more learners keen to hone their skills.”

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