Shadow Minister for Skills and Further Education visits College

The Shadow Minister for Skills and Further Education with Neil Johnson

The Shadow Minister for Skills and Further Education, Toby Perkins MP, visited us on Thursday 17 March to meet students and see the facilities at the Sci Tech Digital Innovation Hub.

“I was particularly interested to see students undertaking T Levels and find out first-hand from both students and staff how the provision is working in practice.”

The Shadow Minister met with senior leaders, staff and students at College before being given a tour of the purpose-built, government-funded digital facilities by Neil Johnson, the College’s Assistant Principal Class Based Learning. He later had the opportunity to speak with T Level students about their experience with the course and their education with us.

The Minister said: “It was wonderful to visit Barnsley College to meet staff and students and it was impressive to be shown around the College’s Sci Tech Digital Innovation Hub.

“I was particularly interested to see students undertaking T Levels and find out first-hand from both students and staff how the provision is working in practice.”

Neil Johnson added: “This is a wonderful opportunity for the College to showcase our T Level provision.

“It has allowed the Shadow Minister to see how we invest in and support the skills development of our young people.”

This was the second Ministerial visit to the Sci Tech Innovation Hub this academic year. We previously welcomed the Secretary of State for Education The Rt Hon Nadhim Zahawi MP on Thursday 21 October 2021 at the grand opening ceremony of the building.

Last updated: 7th April 2022

Originally posted on: 7th April 2022