The newly launched facility in the heart of Salford Quays is now open for business. Colleagues at Salford City College Group came together with stakeholders and Governors to celebrate the launch of the new Business Centre on Thursday 11th November 2021. The event began with a networking session, opening address, and a key note guest speaker Nicola Hodkinson, Director and Owner at Seddon. Attendees were welcomed into the Centre and toured the new facilities to discover what the space can offer.
The Business Centre is situated within Salford City College’s Frontier House. It houses an array of bookable facilities that are available for businesses to use, including a conference space, training and delivery areas, meeting rooms, and hot desking facilities. The Business Centre can be used for a range of events or simply to provide a welcoming space to plug in a laptop and catch-up on some emails.
The venue has been designed as a ﬂexible collaboration space to support the people and organisations across the region, and in turn create opportunities for the talented, dedicated and committed talent which Salford City College Group supports. Allan Milne, Director of Business Development & Apprenticeships at Salford City College Group, said: “The Business Centre is a significant investment by Salford City College Group to ensure we continue to be at the forefront of post 16 education. It is an outstanding facility where we can do business, but so too can our employer partners and stakeholders. I really look forward to welcoming our partners to the Centre.”
The launch of the Centre goes hand in hand with a new Industry Partners initiative, which aims to build-on and create new relationships with employers that will enable Salford City College students to gain practical work experience, preparing them for the real working world. The initiative calls for businesses to commit some of their valuable time and resource by way of work experience opportunities, apprenticeships, providing live briefs and enhancing our students’ learning experience. In return, with the support of the College, students will create value for businesses in the North West. The initiative will also play a key part in developing the workforce of the future, creating opportunities for local young people and preparing them for their future careers.
Rebecca Parks, Acting Principal at Salford City College Group, commented “One of our key strategic intentions is to ensure our students are ready and able to transition into successful careers when they finish College. By working with our Industry Partners, we can ensure our curriculum and delivery models are best placed to support this. Through high quality, and meaningful work experience, we can also ensure our students are accustomed to and prepared for the world of work. We have some amazing talent within the Salford City College Group, and we want our industry partners to benefit from this talent for years to come in their businesses.”